Description/ Tasting NotesRipe and mouthfilling, but with fresh acidity harnessing the core nicely, keeping the dark plum, blackberry and sage notes wound up, while lilac, sandalwood and black tea fill in on the finish.
Winery Info/ Brand
Situated on the Cantenac Plateau, overlooking the Garonne River, the terroir of Kirwan displays its uniqueness as the pride of the Margaux appellation.The richness and personality of a soil created over more than two million years by the accumulation of Pyrenean gravel, together with the climate and the flora, make up the precious DNA of the estate. Over time, mankind has learned to develop and communicate knowledge, discovering ways to innovate so as to better express the originality and authenticity of the Château Kirwan terroir.
With approximately 100 acres (40 hectares) of vineyard composed of 46 distinct plots, Kirwan continuously enhances the rich potential of its terroir. We adapt our viticulture to our soil and climate. Located at the gravelly summit of Cantenac, along the river born of thousands of years of erosion, this terroir expresses and reveals its geological riches. A pedological study recently conducted to better understand the composition of the soil confirmed the central role of gravel. Facilitating drainage and warming the soil, it increases the penetration depth of the roots. Clay captures water and preserves its freshness, maintaining much-deeded moisture during heat waves and periods of drought.
Region Info/ Origin
The Margaux appellation encompasses the village of Margaux and the neighbouring villages of Arsac, Labarde, Soussans and Cantenac. Being the most southerly of the Médoc's appellations, it has the thinnest soil in the region with the highest proportion of gravel that allows the soil to drain very well. The wine from this area are very susceptible to weather effects during the growing season. Encountering all seasons with adequate irrigation, relatively good rainfall and good amount of sunlight, the crop yields a bountiful harvest year-on-year. The winery takes pride and value that captures the essence that reflects their unique brand.