Château Marquis de Terme
Margaux - Pierre Sénéclauze
Château Marquis de Terme is a winery in the Margaux appellation of the Bordeaux region of France. The wine produced here was classified as one of ten Quatrièmes Crus (Fourth Growths) in the historic Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.
Thanks to his wedding with Mlle Ledoulx d’Emplet in 1762, The Marquis de Terme named François de Peguilhan became the owner of the winery that will later bear his name. For more than 120 years, this family was in charge of the winery and strived for excellence and as a result they successfully became part of the very prestigious group of the 1855 classified Châteaux.
Pierre Sénéclauze bought the property back in 1935 and passed it down to his sons, Pierre-Louis, Philippe and Jean, who are now the owner. Since 2009 and with the support of the owners, Ludovic David, Managing Director of the winery has been undertaking significant changes on a wider international scale.
The 40 hectare, Left Bank vineyard of Chateau Marquis de Terme is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. This shows a slight change since the mid 1990’s with less Cabernet Sauvignon and more Merlot planted today. The Cabernet Franc has also been removed from the vineyard.
Starting with the 2013 vintage, Chateau Marquis de Terme began experimenting with organic farming on a small parcel of vines. They are now farming their vineyards using only, 100% organic vineyard management techniques, and were certified organic in 2017.
On average, Chateau Marquis de Terme produces close to 12,500 cases of Margaux wine per year. There is a second wine. Prior to 2008, the second wine was sold as Les Gondats de Marquis de Term. In 2008, the name for the second wine was changed to La Couronne de Marquis de Terme. The owners also produce wine in the Rhone Valley in the Bandol and Cotes de Provence appellations.