A few kilometers to the east
of Saint-Emilion,

close to the historic village of Francs, neighboring the home of Montaigne,
the vineyard of Château Marsau lies on one of
the highest points of the Francs Côtes de Bordeaux appellation.

There, nestled in a few hectares of greenery,
on gentle south-facing slopes,
Marsau’s vines push their roots
through layers of clay, assuring perfect water supply
in any type of weather.

On this surprising clay terroir,
Merlot,
the emblem of the right bank,
was an obvious choice for a single variety.