Chateau Marquis de Terme GCC 2006
71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot
The 40 hectare, Left Bank vineyard of Chateau Marquis de Terme is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. This shows a slight change since the mid 1990’s with less Cabernet Sauvignon and more Merlot planted today. The Cabernet Franc has also been removed from the vineyard.
The terroir is gravel, sand, limestone and clay soils. On average, the vines are 30 years of age. The vines are planted to a density of 10,000 vines per hectare. Their best parcels of vines are located close to the chateau, not far from Rauzan Segla. They also have parcels in Cantenac and a bit further south, next to Chateau dIssan.