Pessac-Leognan Red


Tasting Notes


Located in Martillac, in the Pessac-Léognan appellation, Clos Marsalette is jointly owned by Count Stephan von Neipperg and Didier Miqueu.
This vineyard offering a great diversity the subsoil is composed of marine sediment. fawn-coloured sand, and multi-coloured clay. Clos Marsalette’s vineyard which covers an area of 12,30 hectares (for the red wine) plus 1,30 hectares (for the white wine) is also looked after expertly in order to produce a wine reflecting the typicity of this Terroir.

Composition: 60% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc
Limited yields from vineyards with an average age of 35 years


Winemaking: in wooden and concrete vats for 21 days. Extraction by pigeage (punching down the cap)
The wine aged in new oak barrels (40%) on the lees for 18 months


Eye: nice ruby colour
Nose: this is precisely what one wants from Pessac- Leognan: lots of flashy blackcurrant on the nose, with aromas including sweet spice and graphite
Mouth: the palate reveals blackberry and plum fruit with silky tannins and a lovely freshness on the finish