Margaux Chateau la Tour de Mons 2010

Lovely ruby colour. Nose shows a very complex aromatic range with oaky, fruity and spicy notes. Powerful, complex and elegant, the wine is full bodied, with supple and well integrated tannins.
It is a great wine produced in a great vintage with a superb potential for ageing.

Appellation – Cru Bourgeois, Margaux

Terroirs – Garonne gravels and clay-limestone.

Surface of the vineyard – 48 ha

Planting density – 8 500 Vines / ha

Average Age of the vines – 30 years

Farming method – Parcel management of soil and vineyard. Certified sustainable farming. Hand Harvest.

Production – 150 000 bottles

The blend – 45% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot

Tasting notes – Lovely ruby colour. Nose shows a very complex aromatic range with oaky, fruity and spicy notes. Powerful, complex and elegant, the wine is full bodied, with supple and well integrated tannins.

Climatic Conditions – Flowering of merlot was somewhat handicapped by cool, humid weather in June, which considerably reduced the yields from this variety. Otherwise 2010 fulfilled all the conditions for a great vintage, allowing to produce perfectly ripe grapes for every plot.

Ripening phases – Flowering: around 1st June; Véraison: around 5th August

Harvest – 23rd to 19th October

Yields – 47 hl / ha

Winemaking – Following hand-picking, the grapes are carefully sorted once again at the winery. Fermentation is carried out in temperature controlled stainless-steel tanks allowing slow fermentation at low temperature. The wine ages 12 months in French oak barrels, 40% of which are new.

Awards and Press Comments – Decanter: Recommended Wine – 16,25 / 20; Rober Parker: 89 / 100; James Suckling: 92 / 100

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