Château Marzy 2017 – Pomerol
Grape Varieties: 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc
The wine story
Romain Maison is the dedicated owner of this twenty acre vineyard on the Plateau of Pomerol, one of the five Bordeaux appellations. His family owns other vineyards in the Bordeaux area, and they have made wines for several generations.
A long time ago, the domain belonged to the Knights Templars who managed a hospital where pilgrims stopped by and sought refuge on the Way of Saint James, or Camiño de Santiago. The Pomerol hospital was famous for its welcoming atmosphere and the restorative virtues of its wine.
This is why the wine label shows the Maltese cross of the Templars and the scallop shell of the pilgrims.
The location is excellent for its soil and orientation. The winery equipment has been modernized to produce great class wines with the power and finesse typical of Pomerol.
This wine will pair well with beef barbecued or in casseroles, lamb, or duck confit. Also, with a tray of charcuterie or cheeses for a friendly snack, or lasagna or pasta with cured ham and tomato sauce for a simpler meal.
The Pomerol Plateau is on the northern limit of Bordeaux with successive terraces sloping gently down to the Isle river valley, with a Southwest orientation. Soil is clay, gravel and coarse sand. The subsoil is rich in iron oxide giving special character to the wine. The terroir is less than 1% of the Bordeaux wine region so production is limited. This area produces some of the most expensive wines in the world.
Red berries, black cherries, and prunes.
Fleshy and ample. Good balance between acidity and tannins. Complex fruity bouquet.