Domaine de Marcoux, a small Châteauneuf domaine, is owned and managed by Catherine and her sister, Sophie Estevenin. After a visit to Domaine Leroy in Burgundy in 1990 Philippe put one third of his 34 hectares to bio-dynamic culture in 1990. Today all the vineyards are farmed according to bio-dynamic principles. This is designed to bring the vineyard back into balance after the post-war excessive use of chemicals. Armenier also feels that this renewed balance results in more effective photosynthesis, contributing to a steadier, more even ripening process. The vineyards are planted with Grenache (70%), Mourvèdre (10%), Cinsault (5%) and Syrah (5%). Another 5% is given over to different vines varieties such as Muscardin, Counoise and Vaccarèse. Marcoux has its vineyards dotted around the appellation and is therefore blessed with a large variation of soil-types, ranging from the large round smooth stone soils, to sand, gravel and limestone. The regular Châteauneuf-du-Pape is one of the best examples in the appellation, while the Cuvée Vieilles Vignes is a powerful and concentrated wine and is now one of the most sought after deluxe cuvées in Châteauneuf.
酒色淡紅 , 香味散發車尼子、草莓、布冧、烏梅、香料、薄荷、乾花、皮革 , 果香鮮美柔和 , 單寧細緻 , 酒味曲線流暢 , 感覺清新自然 , 非常迷人工整收結不算太長。||
酒色淡红, 香味散发车尼子、草莓、布冧、乌梅、香料、薄荷、干花、皮革, 果香鲜美柔和, 单宁细致, 酒味曲线流畅, 感觉清新自然, 非常迷人工整收结不算太长。||
Rich opulent red fruit flavours (cherry and plum); with some hints of earth. Seems very much a Grenache-driven wine (label reports that there is also some mourvedre in the blend). Alcohol reported as 14%; probably in the ballpark. A bit more restrained than previous vintages (this is a good thing).