Les Hauts du Tertre Margaux 2008 1500ml

Les Hauts du Tertre Margaux 2008 1500ml

$188.00

Les Hauts du Tertre (Margaux AOC): This second wine of Chateau du Tertre comes from the selection of our youngest vines. The vinification and ageing benefit from the same care as the Grand Vin, Chateau du Tertre. You will love the character and refinement of this Margaux.

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Les Hauts du Tertre (Margaux AOC): This second wine of Chateau du Tertre comes from the selection of our youngest vines. The vinification and ageing benefit from the same care as the Grand Vin, Chateau du Tertre. You will love the character and refinement of this Margaux.

The Team:
President: Eric Albada Jelgersma
General Manager: Alexander van Beek
Technical Director: Frederic Ardouin
Consulting oenologist: Denis Dubourdieu

The vineyard:
Soil: Perfectly drained gravelly knolls from 3 to 5 m
Planted area: 52 ha
Grape varieties: 43 % Cabernet Sauvignon - 33 % Merlot - 19 % Cabernet Franc ? 5 % Petit Verdot
Age of vines: 15 to 25 years old
Density: 6 500 ? 9 100 stocks /ha
Vineyard management: regular soil working, traditional thinning and manual leaf removal (18 ha grown in biodynamic)
Pruning: Double Guyot
Harvest: Hand-picked followed by hand
sorting ? Optical sorting
Average yield: 35 a 45 hL/ha

The vinification:
Tanks: Concrete, wood and stainless steel
Temperature management: Thermoregulation
Pumping over: varies according to the lots
Temperature during the alcoholic fermentation: 25?C
Vatting time: 18 to 28 days
Pressing: horizontal pneumatic
Average alcohol content: from 13 % to 13,5 % of alc./vol.
Selection : plot by plot management, young vines

Ageing:
Type of barrels: 100 % French oak barrels(fine grain and medium toast)
Age of barrels: 45% new oak , 55% oak of 1 wine
Ageing time: 15 to 17 months
Racking: Every 5 months with candle
Fining: Egg white albumen

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