“Marquis de Terme” 4eme Cru Classe Margaux 2015
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Winery "Château Marquis de Terme" belongs to the Seneclouse family (Pierre Seneclouse acquired the estate in 1935). On an area of 35 hectares, an average of 13,000 cases of wine are produced per year. The estate is located in the center of the Margaux appellation, and the climate here is very similar to that of the Medoc region: a maritime climate, which is regulated by the mouth of the Gironde and the Bay of Biscay, and coastal coniferous forests protect the grapes from the westerly and northwestern winds. The vineyards are located on gravel-clay soil and here are grown grapes of the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (55%), Merlot (35%), Cabernet Franc (3%) and Petite Verdot (7%). As part of the vinification process, the wine is aged for approximately 18 months in 40% new oak barrels. The wines of this winery are classified as "4ème Cru Classé".
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Cabernet Sauvignon wines shows a strong body, high acidity and high levels of tannins. A bouquet is very intensive, with black berries and spices. Very often these wines has great aging potential.
The wines for the Margaux appellation can be described as the most elegant and feminine in the Médoc region. The soil here is very porous and has good water drainage which is one of the factors that make these wines soft and silky. It is important to avoid the bad harvest years because wines form these years can be watery. Alongside the aroma of black currant Margaux wines are known for the notes of violets and exquisite perfume. Young wines are introvert at first and reveal their elegant aromas and silky taste only with time.
Bordeaux wines are considered to be the most prestige and renowned in the world. The region is mainly known for its dry red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes, and one can almost always find the word Château (French for „castle”) on Bordeaux wine labels. In order to understand the style of wine most desirable for your taste, it is recommended to try different samples from the Left as well as the Right Bank of The Gironde. Both banks differ not only with different soil, but also with the share of specific wines. There are several classifications in Bordeaux but the main one, introduced in 1855, hasn’t changed since and still impacts wine prices nowadays. A few years later, in 1936, an alternative classification system - Crus Bourgeois - was established. Bordeaux is known for a commerce praxis called en primeur - it means that a buyer can purchase wines immediately after harvest and prior to production for a substantially lower price, thus obtaining the opportunity to sell them for a larger profit later in the future. Bordeaux wines can be described as big, complex and with a strong character, but very friendly at the same time so that each and every wine lover could find something tasty and suitable for a great wine night.