The Chateau du Tertre is a thousand-year-old estate whose vineyard, stretching over 52 hectares, remains unchanged since 1855. During the 19th Century, the Chateau de Tertre wines rose to worldwide fame, especially thanks to the 1855 classification which established the Chateau as a Margaux Grand Cru Classe. 1n 1997, a Dutch businessman, Eric Albada Jelgersma bought the estate and invested in the large-scale overall restructuring, thus returning its former noble personality to the Chateau du Tertre.
Discover this “beautiful Tertre d’Arsac” as 19th Century writers liked to call it. Here, the Margaux terroirs are there highest, with one of the most elevated gravel outcrops of the Médoc. The light and the sunshine wich bathe the vines protect them from the late spring frosts. A stream provides natural drainage, separating the two gravels outcrops, and cools the vines, thus giving them the cooler temperatures vital for thier development, protecting them both from excess water and drought.
The Château du Tertre team take care to harness the development of each vine. Soil maintenance, leaf thinning and thinning-out allow the excellence of the terroir to be revealed. The advances of oenological progress are well under control here. The Château du Tertre opted for a wooden vats, with gravity fill. Then, in 2008, the estate installed concrete truncated cone tanks. The small capacity of these tanks enables the best plots to be kept to one side and vinified separately. The wine is then aged over 18 months in French oak barrels, of which half is renewed every year.