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Château du Tertre - Margaux
Château du Tertre is a thousand-year-old property whose 52-hectare vineyard has remained unchanged since 1855. It's in the 19th century that the wines of the Château du Tertre become world famous, in particular thanks to the 1855 classification, which makes Château du Tertre un
What are the specificities of Château du Tertre?
The history of the estate began in 1143, making it one of the oldest estates on the Rive Gauche of Bordeaux. The property has changed hands many times. Ravaged by the devastation of phylloxera, the impact of the economic crisis as well as the two World Wars, the estate was bought in 1961 by the Capbern-Gasqueton family from Calon-Ségur.
In 1997, Eric Albada Jelgersma, a Dutch businessman, bought the estate where he made major investments in order to restructure the whole area and give back to Château du Tertre its character and nobility. He is still the current owner.
Then, the young Alexander van Beek was asked to manage the Château du Tertre and it was under his leadership that things really started to change for du Tertre. One of the first big decisions van Beek made was to stop machine harvesting and switch to hand picking. The Château quickly became a solid value in Margaux. A full and nervous wine with a unique aromatic subtlety that perfectly justifies its classification.
The terroir is predominantly gravelly, with sandy soils on two gentle sloping hills and the vineyard is planted as follows:
- Cabernet Sauvignon 40%
- Merlot 35%
- Cabernet Franc 20%
- Petit Verdot 5%
Little by little, the estate is converting to the exclusive use of biodynamic agriculture techniques plot by plot.
The decade 2000 distinguishes itself from the previous ones and augurs a very bright future for the Margaux wine estate. The 2005 is a model for this vintage.
The property also produces a second wine, Les Hauts de Tertre.
Best vintages of Château du Tertre: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2001 and 2000.
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