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Château Marquis d'Alesme

Classified a third growth in the 1855 Classification of Bordeaux, formerly named Marquis d'Alesme Becker, this Margaux property is now owned - since 2006 - by the Perrodo family. There are fifteen hectares planted to 63% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 5% petit verdot, 2% cabernet franc, with vines averaging 40 years of age. Like its sister property Château Labégorce, it is managed by Marjolaine Maurice de Coninck. Michel Rolland is the consultant oenologist. The wines are made in stainless steel (80%) and conical wooden vats. The grand vin is matured for eighteen months in French oak barrels, c. 70% new. The second wine, introduced since the Perrodo family took over, is Marquise d'Alesme, with a production of around 1000 cases a year, whilst around 5000 cases of the grand vin are made per annum.

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