Chateau du Tertre Les Hauts du Tertre 2016 French

The second wine of a Grand Cru Classé elaborated with the same care
The vineyard culture is traditional: stripping, thinning, ground work etc.
Manual harvest with selective sorting of grapes
Vinification in traditional wood vats and concrete with thermoregulation
Renowned consulting oenologist: Eric Boissenot

Château du Tertre is a property steeped in history. This property has existed since the 12th century and its vineyard of 52 hectares remains unchanged since 1855. It is in the 19th century that the wines of the Castle will become world famous, thanks to the classification of 1855 which makes Château du Tertre a Grand Cru Classé de Margaux. In 1997, Éric Albada Jelgersma bought this area where he made important investments to restructure the whole and give back to the Castle all its character and its nobility. Les Hauts du Tertre is the second wine of the domain.

The vineyard benefits from an exceptional terroir on the Margaux appellation. The grape variety is 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The average age of the vineyard is 35 years old. The team of the castle, remained unchanged for over 10 years, are keeping traditional methods while combining innovation with tradition. In particular, it aims to limit the development of each vine. Soil maintenance and thinning reveal the excellence of the terroir. The Château used a wooden vat with gravity-filled vats. These small capacity tanks make it possible to isolate and vinify separately the best parcels.

At the tasting, Les Hauts du Tertre offers us spicy and fruity notes, with the true aromatic complexity of his big brother. An elegant and silky wine, worthy of Margaux wines.

L’Equipe du Château
CEO : Alexander VAN BEEK
General Manager : Lorenzo PASQUINI
Commercial Manager : Laure BASTARD
Cellar Master : David FENNELLY
Oenologist advisor : Laboratoires DUBOURDIEU