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.
This Bordeaux rosé is obtained by direct pressing Cabernet and Merlot grapes, which explains its pale colour. A fresh floral wine, with citrus-fruit fragrances.
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A.O.C : Bordeaux rosé
District : Lestiac-sur-Garonne
Vineyard surface area : 15 hectares
Terroir : Clayey-gravelly slopes and alluvial plains bordering the Garonne River
Grape varieties : 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet sauvignon
Average vine age : 15 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 HVE3 (“High Environmental Value”) certification.
Vinification : The grapes are selected according to their aromatic potential by tasting of the berries. After destemming, they are delicately pressed in a pneumatic press under inert gas. Fermentations are carried out in stainless-steel tanks at low-temperature (18-20°C).
Ageing : In stainless-steel tanks, on fine lees, protected from the oxidation process.
Tasting notes : Lovely pale pink colour. Floral nose with notes of grapefruit. Frank and nervy in the mouth. To enjoy as an aperitif, with salads, grilled meats and seasonal fruits. Best served cool, at around 11° C.
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