Château du Tertre is an estate ‘in the backwoods at Arsac ,’ (Hugh Johnson: Wine Companion: 1991, p.55) on the left bank of the Bordeaux region. It was once part of Château Labégorce. It makes red wine under the Margaux AOC. It is the only 1855 classed growth in Arsac. Château du Tertre was created in the 18th century by an important Irish négociant, Pierre Mitchell, who had fallen in love with the Bordeaux region and its wines. Mitchell was the founder of the first glassworks in Bordeaux. Other famous families followed in his footsteps: the de Brezets and Vallandés, as well as the Koenigswarters, rich bankers close to Emperor Napoleon III. The quality of the wine was such that it was included among the great growths of Margaux in the 1855 classification.
Owner: Éric Albada Jelgersma acquired the estate in 1997 and made major investments here. A previous owner was Philippe Capbern-Gasqueton of Château Calon-Ségur-Ségur.
Classification: 1855 Classification: 5th Growth.
Terroir: Located on one of the highest gravelly rises in the Margaux appellation.
Margaux AOC, Château du Tertre