La Petite Marquise 2016 - A.O.C Saint-Julien
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89.0 sur 100 based on 1 Average rating of the Experts
 
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Robert Parker

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 La Petite Marquise sings of redcurrants, tobacco and black raspberries with touches of forest floor, bay leaves and dusty soil. Medium-bodied and finely grained on the palate, it has an approachable frame and loads of red and black fruits on offer with an earth-laced finish.
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Description

The name of this wine, created at the beginning of the 20th century when the vineyard was planted, was inspired by the Petit Clos adjacent to the Château de Léoville, residence of the Marquis de Las Cases.

Clos du Marquis is a historical brand by the Domaines Delon, a separate vineyard to Leoville Las Cases whose first vintage was released in 1902.

The creation of this brand was to allow a clear identification of two completely distinct terroirs.

The situation remains unchanged today as the vineyard producing the Clos du Marquis is located on top terroirs of the Saint Julien appellation, surrounded by such prestigious Classified Growths as Léoville Poyferré and Léoville Barton.




The terroir

The Clos du Marquis vineyard is 500 metres west of the famous walled enclosure of Léoville Las Cases known as the ‘Enclos’. It is made up of quaternary gravel that is older and finer than the Enclos gravel.

The vines stretch over about 45 hectares (111 acres) with an average age of thirty years. The presence of organic matter in the top soil, due to the presence of a forest on this land in the past, brings a typical Saint-Julien style to the Clos du Marquis. The grapes ripen later in this vineyard than in the Enclos, the latter being warmed by the micro-climate of the nearby Gironde river.

The vineyard, planted on the Saint-Julien plateau, 20 metres above sea level, is composed of humic podzol over sandy-clay gravel. The Clos du Marquis terroir is characterised by a greater regularity in the soil types as well as a higher hydrological sensitivity than the Enclos that possesses a natural drainage system thanks to the slope of the land and its proximity to the river.










Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Léoville Las-Cases
  • Type of wine
    Second wine
  • Appellation
    Saint-Julien
  • Superficy
    25 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    15 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    20% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2022 and 2035
  • Wine apogee
    2028
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

The vineyard

This Red wine (Second wine) from Saint-Julien is made with a vineyard that has an area of 25 hectares by Château Léoville Las-Cases. The average age of the vines is 15 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 12 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 20% of new barrels.

Saint-Julien

The A.O.C Saint-Julien (968 hectares) was formalized in 1936. Located between Pauillac and Margaux both geographically and in style, it is one of the smallest Medoc appellation but the most consistent in quality. 18 active producers including 11 Classified Growths.
The appellation extends over 4.8 kilometers long by 3.2 kilometers wide and offers wines whose tannins have an incomparable finesse. What characterizes Saint-Julien is the terroir and the micro-climate. The terroir is a subtle blend between the contributions of stony alluvium from the Garonne and those from the Dordogne. The contributions therefore from the Pyrenees and the Massif Central. You should know that this agglomeration of rocks slowly broken then spread over the millennia is an exceptional case.