Château de Lamarque
This 15th century Haut-Médoc property is on the left bank of the Gironde north of Margaux. Pierre-Gilles and Marie-Hélène Gromand d'Evry own vineyards covering 35ha, planted on alluvial gravel with a sub-soil of clay and sandstone. The average age of the vines is 40 years.
Château de Lamarque counts Châteaux Poujeaux, Maucaillou, Malescasse and Chasse-Spleen among its neighbours. The varietal planting is 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Viticulture tends toward organic and for 15 years the Méthode Cousinié® viticultural system has been employed. For 25 years, the vinification has been carried out under the direction of Professor Emile Peynaud in collaboration with Mr Jacques Boissenot. Jacques' son Eric, well known for his work in properties like Lafite, Margaux and Léoville-Barton is in charge of the vinification and blending. The wines are matured in Allier oak barrels until bottling 14-16 months after the harvest.