Chateau Marsau (Futures Pre-Sale) 2019
With infinite delicacy and charm, the 2019 vintage is imbuedwith freshness and light. The wines flit from fresh fruit to floralharmonies. A rich blend of perfume, revealing notes of Morellocherries, violets and spice. A lace so delicately gossamer-fine, it seems like silk. A subtle tableau, inspired by nature and reflecting the landscape. Airy and subterranean, the multiple nuances of clay, fragrances from above and below the soil. The wines are vivid and bright. The saline touch on the finish instills that oceanic feeling synonymous with being at one with nature.
Blend: 100% Merlot
The Barrel Sample for this wine is above 14% ABV.
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
The aromas of orange peel, citrus, fresh mushroom, bark, smoked meat and currants is fantastic. The palate is pure and focused with super-fine tannins and a long, long finish. Muscular and formed, yet agile, Takes the appellation to a new level. Partially aged in amphore. From organically grown grapes. Drink after 2025.
At Marsau, given the relatively modest size of the vineyard, meticulous and painstaking vineyard management is carried out throughout the growing period, tailored specifically to each vine. Winemaking techniques are applied selectively, tailored to each individual vineyard block and take into consideration the specific nature of the vintage. The objective is to harness the natural concentration of the fruit, and in so doing, reveal the most expressive and distinctive character of the terroir and grape variety. The wines are aged in French oak barrels in separate batches, to retain the individual identity of each parcel.
One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time. Somm Secret—Blends from Bordeaux are generally earthier compared to those from the New World, which tend to be fruit-dominant.