Anthologie de Marjosse – Limited Edition
For the past 30 years, Pierre Lurton has been taking a meticulous care of the vines in his « hidden garden » of Ch. Marjosse, one of the most iconic châteaux of the area that he purchased bits by bits. This estate, whose remarkable chartreuse was built in 1782, is located 14 km south of Saint Emilion. The 20 hectares vineyard is made of clay and limestone soils, old vines (some where planted in the 1920’s) and a great diversity of grape varieties : merlot, malbec, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon in red ; sauvignon blanc, sauvignon gris, sémillon and muscadelle in white.
While acting as general manager of Cheval Blanc and d’Yquem, Pierre Lurton carried out a tremendous work to turn Marjosse into one of the most sought after wines of the Entre-Deux-Mers region. Since the 2018 vintage, he has opened a new chapter for the Château. Together with his technical director, Jean-Marc Domme, they started producing a few confidential cuvées on the most interesting plots of the estate in order to express its wonderful terroir with even more finesse. The « Anthologie » range was born!
It is very rare to find a 100% Muscadelle cuvée in Bordeaux. It is a difficult variety to cultivate, particularly susceptible to gray rot. Muscadelle and swallow bird, which gives this cuvée its name in French, have in common their fragility and their high standards. Inherited from very old vines planted on a clay-limestone plot, this cuvée highlights the diversity of our terroirs.
Blend : 100% Muscadelle
Appellation : Vin de France
Age of vines : 75 years
Number of bottles : 2,300
Type of soils : clay-limestone
Pruning system : « double guyot »
Yield : 45 hl / ha
Aging : 12 months in concrete egg and stainless steel tank
Degree : 12.5% vol
Swallow in the field brings joy and spring! This 2018 Hirondelle cuvée, have a brilliant yellow, seduces with its complex and amazing nose. Reveals a lot of floral and spicy notes on the nose. The palate reveals a great body, and some notes of yellow fruits, like apricot. The finish is delicately supported by a fine acidity.