Chateau Terrebert 2016
AOC Côtes du Marmandais, South West, France
La famille JEAN with our Château TERREBERT
This historical property of Cave du Marmandais is owned by the Jean family, wine growers from father to son since 1963. Its surface has strongly increased over the years, in 1980 it was around 35 hectares against only 16 in 1974. Henri Jean settled down with his father in 80’s and gave birth together to the Château Sarraziere, Sarraziere being the place’s name where the property is located. The familial passion for wine has driven Henri’s brother, Patrick, to settle down in 1984 bringing 40 hectares more to the property. In 2000’s, the property reached 76 hectares which were divided between the two brothers : the château Sarraziere for Henri and the Château Terrebert for Patrick. The particularity of Chateau Terrebert is due to its acceptance of Cabernet Franc, plants on land of Graves, and Malbec, plants on clay-limestone soils. The vine is on average 35 years old. The suffix • bert • means difficult so literally Terrbert is a difficult land to work. This does not stop Patrick from making a typical wine that preserves the elegance of Cabernet Franc and the spicy character of Malbec. The family passion is also transmitted from father to son since the son of Patrick. Jean's third generation, is already studying viticulture and enology.
> Tasting Note
"With a dark garnet colour this vintage diffuses intense and deep aromas of red currant and black currant balanced with light spicy notes. In the mouth the supple attack grows up to reveal a concentrated and fleshy wine matching the spicy notes of malbec."
> Grape Variety
63% Malbec, 19% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merlot
6 months in stainless steel vats
> Food pairing
Red meats, spicy food