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CHATEAU MARGAUX 1er cru classe 2003

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CHATEAU MARGAUX 1er cru classe 2003

Château Margaux is a 1er Cru Classé (first growth) estate of Bordeaux. The Grand Vin is renowned for its enthralling perfumed elegance, finesse and layered complexity. A Cabernet Sauvignon blend with a minor component of Merlot and a smattering of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, fermentation occurs in oak vats followed by maturation in 100% new barrels for approximately 22 months. Since its acquisition in 1978 by the Mentzelopoulos family, the quality and international reputation of Château Margaux has soared to even greater heights.
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Château Margaux is a 1er Cru Classé (first growth) estate of Bordeaux. The Grand Vin is renowned for its enthralling perfumed elegance, finesse and layered complexity. A Cabernet Sauvignon blend with a minor component of Merlot and a smattering of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, fermentation occurs in oak vats followed by maturation in 100% new barrels for approximately 22 months. Since its acquisition in 1978 by the Mentzelopoulos family, the quality and international reputation of Château Margaux has soared to even greater heights.
  • Style: Red
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Region: Margaux
  • Code: CMX
  • Appellation: Bordeaux
  • Country: France

Region Margaux

On Bordeaux’s Left Bank, near the southern end of the Haut-Médoc, lies Margaux, one of the most celebrated villages in the world of wine. Margaux is home to Château Margaux, the revered first-growth property, as well as 20 more Grand Cru Classé estates ranked in the 1855 classification of Bordeaux. The acclaimed wine of Margaux benefits from the diverse soil types in the appellation. In general, Margaux has a very thin layer of topsoil, and the very best vineyards, above the Gironde River, have gravelly soils that encourage deep root growth and allow for good drainage. Because of the variations in soil, Margaux wines can range from delicately flavored to highly concentrated, from medium- to full-bodied. Yet all Margaux wines share a fragrant bouquet, silky texture and remarkable balance. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates in the wines of Margaux, as it does throughout the Left Bank, with Merlot and Cabernet Franc used in small percentages for blending. Because of their excellent aging potential, the best Margaux wines are prized by collectors.

Winery CHATEAU MARGAUX

Château Margaux is a renowned 1er Cru Classé (first growth) estate in Bordeaux. With its roots reaching back beyond the 16th Century, the property is steeped in history. Originally known as "La Mothe de Margaux" the name of the estate has evolved over the centuries. In 1705, the London Gazette advertised the first auction of Bordeaux’s top estates, featuring 230 barrels of ‘Margose’. When Thomas Jefferson ordered the great 1784 vintage, he listed it at the top of the Bordeaux hierarchy. Its exalted reputation was further ratified by its designation as a 1er Cru Classé estate in the 1855 Classification. In 1978 Château Margaux was acquired by the Mentzelopoulos family and since then under the winemaking leadership of Paul Pontallier, its quality and reputation has soared to even greater heights. Château Margaux has 82 hectares under vine, of which 75% of the holding is Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% is Merlot complemented by small plantings of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Alongside th
Château Margaux is a renowned 1er Cru Classé (first growth) estate in Bordeaux. With its roots reaching back beyond the 16th Century, the property is steeped in history. Originally known as "La Mothe de Margaux" the name of the estate has evolved over the centuries. In 1705, the London Gazette advertised the first auction of Bordeaux’s top estates, featuring 230 barrels of ‘Margose’. When Thomas Jefferson ordered the great 1784 vintage, he listed it at the top of the Bordeaux hierarchy. Its exalted reputation was further ratified by its designation as a 1er Cru Classé estate in the 1855 Classification. In 1978 Château Margaux was acquired by the Mentzelopoulos family and since then under the winemaking leadership of Paul Pontallier, its quality and reputation has soared to even greater heights. Château Margaux has 82 hectares under vine, of which 75% of the holding is Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% is Merlot complemented by small plantings of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Alongside the Grand Vin, Ch. Margaux also makes a second wine called Pavillon Rouge. The estate also produces a white wine made entirely from Sauvignon Blanc called Pavillon Blanc.
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