Lionel Tramier’s family estate, Château Sainte Marguerite, lies tucked away in the village of Bégadan in Médoc, just north of the famed Saint-Estèphe appellation. Here, their clay and gravel vineyards are planted with the region’s classic grape varieties, which benefit from careful, environmentally friendly vineyard and vinification practices.
Château Sainte Marguerite 2009 showcases the greatness of the region’s top grapes, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Taste punnets of inky fruit (dark cherry, plum and blackcurrant), smoky spice notes, minerals and a touch of cigar-box. Decant for an hour and serve in large glasses to release all its aromas and flavours.
Gold, Concours Mondial des Vins Féminalise, 2016