Château German Marbuzet
CHÂTEAU GERMAN MARBUZET
« Château German Marbuzet is a great wine, a combination of the exceptional Saint Estèphe terroir and the renowned expertise of Hubert de Boüard »
To the south of Montrose and right next to the village of Cos are the hamlets of German and Marbuzet, forming a large village on the territory of St Estèphe. An unusual cross put up by believers from the village in 1882 stands at the heart of the estate, between the German and Marbuzet parts of the vineyard. The cross symbolises the union between the two names to form the name of Château German Marbuzet.
The estate was created in 1982 by the grandfather of Didier Marcelis who made the decision eight years ago to return to his roots and take over management of the family estate. As soon as he arrived, he invested heavily in improving quality on the estate: he replanted certain plots of vines, replaced the stocks of barrels and renewed the winery equipment. But Didier Marcelis also considers that in the St Estèphe appellation, his duty is to be the guardian of tradition and know-how – a know-how he has already demonstrated as the owner of Château Sérilhan, another great wine in the same appellation. Accompanied by Technical Director Bernard Franc and Consultant Oenologist Hubert de Boüard, Didier Marcelis seeks to produce wines that stimulate by their first and second nose, that boast an interesting attack and mid-palate sensation and also a grand finish. The riches of Château German Marbuzet are also the fruit of the patient, meticulous work of its owner: on these 2.45 hectares of vines, he applies micro-vinification techniques, working with the greatest care and attention.
The name Marbuzet is thought to come from the Latin marga (marl) and buxea (surrounded by box trees) – a name that characterizes the terroir of the estate, largely composed of clay limestone gravel, like those of the best Cru Bourgeois in St Estèphe. A magnificent terroir that is expressed to perfection in Château German Marbuzet.