Pierre de Marsan was a descendant of the Viscounts of Marsan, founders of the town of Mont-de-Marsan in the Landes department. In 1630, he married a wealthy heiress whose dowry included a large property in Lestiac. This estate began producing wine in the 17th century.The Gonfrier family purchased this property in 1962, extending its vineyards over the coming years. Château de Marsan is the company’s flagship wine estate.
The Château de Marsan Bordeaux Rouge is a traditional Bordeaux wine, principally destined for restaurants and catering.
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A.O.C : Bordeaux rouge
District : Lestiac-sur-Garonne
Vineyard surface area : 15 hectares
Terroir : Alluvial plains bordering the Garonne River
Grape varieties : 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Average vine age : 20 years
Viticulture : Traditional Bordeaux-style vine training, with two canes and a flat arch. Controlled grassing-down of the vine rows or mechanical working of the soil, to improve the soils’ vitality and biodiversity. Manual “green pruning”, for a homogeneous distribution and proper aeration of the grape bunches. Mechanical grape harvesting.Sustainable farming methods are applied to the entire vineyard, which enjoys Haute Valeur Environnementale (“High Environmental Value”) certification.
Vinification : Destemming, crushing and vatting. Cold pre-fermentation maceration during 72 hours, to delicately extract colour and fruitiness. Fermentation and maceration in stainless-steel, temperature-controlled tanks during 2 to 3 weeks.
Ageing : During 8 months in French-oak barrels.
Tasting notes :This wine is characterized by its lovely notes of ripe fruits, its supple delicate tannins, and its wonderfully long-lasting aromas. Oak barrel ageing lends the wine structure and promising ageing potential. A traditional Bordeaux red to accompany all distinctive terroir cuisines.