The 2015 vintage Chateau Lamarzelle Cormey comes from the Moreaud Family. For four-generations, the Moreaud family has cultivated land in Bordeaux's Saint-Emilion appellation. Today, the estate is run by the brother and sister duo of Victor Moreaud and Coraline Moreaud-McAllan. Before taking over from their father Richard as co-managers in 2012, they had careers in landscape architecture and education. In the 1980s, Richard restructured the vineyards, optimizing the drainage system of the plots and removing vines at the end of their sap, reinvigorating Chateau Lamarzelle and building a reputation of quality throughout Europe and the New World. Further expansion and revitalization under Victor and Coraline has secured the success of this family estate for the next generation.
Producing superb wines for aging and cellaring was among Richard's many achievements throughout the course of his 28 vintages. This cellar or "war chest," as it is known by the family, serves the dual purpose of allowing Bordeaux wines to do what they do best with age and also adds a much needed security blanket for more challenging years when the climate is less cooperative. With the contribution of each generation, the Moreauds have refined and deepened their knowledge through owning, growing, and cultivating their wines. This includes working with the rhythms of nature and expert intervention to adapt to the combination of climatic variations and terroir. Their efforts in the vineyard place a high value on environmental consciousness and organic agriculture and thus, their wines are certified. As an independent family property, they also sell their wines directly to the consumer.
Chateau Lamarzelle is one of three labels owned by the Moreaud Family, all of which are located in the Saint-?milion Grand Cru appellation. This vintage comes from a five-hectare plot with a sand-clay soil. This is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet-Franc varietals from 30-year old vines that are expressive of the typical character of the appellation, with ripe fruit flavors, soft tannins and integrated oak. Rich wood and tannins underscore this wine. The fruit is concentrated with a touch of freshness. It is a deep ruby red with purple hues with flavors of blackberry, cassis, cherry, and earth notes. Victor Moreaud himself enjoys this vintage accompanied by charcuterie, bread, a piece of Comt? or just as an aperitif.