La Couronne de Marquis de Terme Margaux Bordeaux 2012


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Alcohol: 12.5%

Grape(s): A blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 15% Petit Verdot

Localization: Margaux, France

Notes: This tender and harmonious wine is a pleasure to share with friends. Vinified in temperature-controlled concrete vats and aged for 16 to 18 months in oak barrels, 50% of which are new wood, making it a balanced, fresh, and elegant wine.

The Domain: Marquis de Terme’ story begins in 1762, when Miss Ledoux d’Emplet, wife of François de Peguilhan Marquis de Terme, gave him as a dowry the estate which will henceforth bear his name.

In the aftermath of the French Revolution, multiple families will take turns. Nevertheless, one of them will leave a deep impression on the history of Marquis de Terme: for more than 120 years, the Feuillerat Family will manage the estate before becoming the owner. Thus, 3 generations will take turns who will never stop improving the estate’s wines.

Thomas Jefferson, the future 3rd president of the United States, stays a long time in France where he is the ambassador from 1785 to 1789. He also acts as a wine broker and writes travel diaries in the great French wine-growing regions. He thus stays at Château Marquis de Terme in 1787 and classifies it among the top 16 best wines he has ever tasted.

Napoléon III decided to organize the universal exhibition in Paris, official committees are responsible for selecting products and works of art for exhibition. In order to honor the wines of Bordeaux, a classification is requested. That is how Marquis de Terme joined the circle of the Grands Crus Classés 1855.

In 1935, Pierre Sénéclauze repurchases the property and conveys it to its sons, Pierre-Louis, Phillipe, and Jean, actual owners.

In 2009, The owners appoint Ludovic David to the board of directors of Château Marquis de Terme. This change is the starting point of a new area for the estate. Numerous innovations and a new dynamism are brought to enhance the exceptional terroir of the Marquis de Terme wines.