Harvest at the Domaine de l’Arjolle and at Château de Margon generally starts at the end of August on our Chardonnay and Sauvignon grapes, to end about eight weeks later by picking the fruits for our late harvest wine “Lyre”. During this time build in our wineries the flavours of different wines.
Throughout the years, we have adapted our wine making process to the potential of each of our vineyards, as well as to the type of wines we were looking for. Our aim is to give a real character to all of our wines and to let each vintage have its word.
During harvest, every step results from a real collaboration between the vineyard team (Charles, Guilhem and Roland) and the winery team (François, Roch and Louis-Marie). It’s a period of synergy and trust for us, when the wine grower leaves the fruits of his work to the skills of the wine maker.
In the following you will find a short descriptions of a selection of our wines
Delphine de Margon - Chardonnay
Fresh and fruity, a typical Chardonnay nose. A soft and round mouth, with a crispy acidity and aromas of ripe peaches and apples. This wine goes down well, finishing on pastry and smoky flavours.
A white wine, made from Sauvignon blanc, Viognier and Muscat grapes. Its bouquet shows complexity, power and elegance - fruits, flowers and minerals, underlined by hints of oak. The mouth is vivid and fresh and shows richness and depth. Flavour goes for spices like vanilla and cinnamon, finishing on citric fruits.
A quite exceeding rosé wine, made from Syrah, Cabernet franc and Grenache grapes and aged for six months in American and French oak barrels. Very attractive, ripe nose, with red fruit and vanilla creamy oak. The palate displays a crisp acidity with freshness and vibrant berry fruit character... Smooth, fresh and perfectly balanced.
Delphine de Margon Syrah-Cabernet
A Cabernet-Syrah blend full of pure summer fruit flavours. Silky tannins, citric acidity, crushed blackcurrants – a pleasing palate with good length.
Le Z de l’Arjolle
The only Zinfandel made in France! Generous aromas of red berry, blackberry, liquorice and brown sugar. Lovely concentration and balance, full-bodied texture and good acidity. A long finish on smooth tannins, ripe fruit and spicy oak. This wine will age for years…