Chateau Malescot St Exupéry 2020
The 2020 Malescot-St-Exupéry is another impressive wine from this estate on the rise. Opulent yet not over the top on the nose, there’s cassis and plums, and a finely structured palate with plenty of spice and fresh minerality. This is sure to charm at every stage of its life.
A delicate and aromatic Margaux wine
In 1697, this property was sold to Simon Malescot, advisor to King Louis XIV. In 1827 it was bought by the count of Saint-Exupery, great-grandfather of the famous aviator. The 300-year-old Third Grand Cru Classé Chateau Malescot St Exupéry boasts one of the most beautiful terroirs of the Margaux appellation.
A name among the great Margaux wines, Château Malescot St Exupéry vineyard covers 23 hectares in the heart of the Margaux appellation.
Winemaking and ageing
Harvested by hand in crates, the grapes were sorted in the vineyard and in the cellar. Carried out in temperature-controlled stainless steel and cement vats, alcoholic fermentation lasted 8 to 12 days without the addition of yeast and was followed by ageing on fine lees for 12 to 14 months in barrels (70% new oak) with a stirring of the lees.
Cabernet Sauvignon (44%)
Cabernet Franc (4%)
Petit Verdot (3%).