Château Malescasse is situated in the commune of Lamarque, the highest point between Margaux and Saint-Julien, right next to the Gironde estuary.
Acquired by Philippe Austruy in 2012, this estate has been renowned since ancient times and possesses a superb terroir. The 40-hectare single vineyard is managed as a grand cru and the modernised winery enables the precise vinification of small batches.
This wine comes from dedicated plots of young vines. Its fresh and fruity style makes it a very accessible wine.
The rolling gravel hillsides of Pyrenean origin date from the Quaternary period. The geological variability of the soil is the result of historic river currents.
Winter was dry and without any significant cold spells. The budburst therefore came early, making us particularly attentive to temperature variations. In the spring, mild weather alternated with cool, rainy periods. Despite the rather unfavourable weather conditions, with a combination of wind, coolness and rain, the vines nonetheless flowered well. The very hot summer, with temperatures regularly above normal (for example 40° on July 23rd and 24th), fortunately saw some rainfall, thus avoiding water stress. September concluded the annual cycle with warm, dry, and sunny weather. The harvest went smoothly and was spread out over time.