En Primeur Château Marquis D’Alesme will be available for delivery or storage once it lands in the UK, usually two years following the en primeur offer.
Established by the Marquis d’Alesme in 1585, the estate was originally planted in 1616. The property was acquired in 1809 by the Dutch businessman Jan Bekker Teerlink commonly referred to as ‘Monsieur Becker’, who attached his name to that of the estate, and for a period the wine was called simply ‘Becker’ in Bordeaux.
The vineyard area consists of 16 hectares of vines, currently planted with 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot, an unusual composition of grape varieties for Margaux or the Médoc. Approximately 8000 cases of the Grand vin are produced per year, and 1000 cases of the second wine, Marquis d’Alesme.
En Primeur pricing is per case as specified and excludes UK duty and VAT, which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond for delivery. Bonded storage is available. Onward delivery or transfer is not included and can be quoted for on request. Free delivery on orders over £100 does not apply to bonded or en primeur wines.