Chateau Margaux

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Chateau Margaux makes others seem like young pretenders. It dates back to the 12th century although wine production began in earnest 400 years later.

Cabernet sauvignon predominates at about 87 per cent. As with other classic Bordeux wines, the reds are matured in oak barrels for up to two years and fined using egg whites. Each bottle is inscribed using a laser to guarantee authenticity. About 12,500 cases of the grand vin are produced each year. Concentration and longevity are the keywords with Margaux and recent vintages will improve for the next 20 years.

Wine Chateau Margaux Bordeaux Cellars
Wine Chateau Margaux Bordeaux Cellars
Wine Chateau Margaux Bordeaux Cellars
Wine Chateau Margaux Bordeaux Cellars

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon
75
Merlot
20
Cabernet Franc
2
Petit Verdot
3
Château Margaux,
33460 Margaux, France

Top vintages

Areas under vine

222 Acres

Average annual production

12000 Cases per annum

Ageing

The wine is placed in new oak barrels for 18 months

Soil

Sandy-stone topsoil, beneath which is to be found gravel and then clay

Appellation

Margaux

Vintage Prices

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