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Margaux lays on a soil of white graves - a special kind of gravel brought from the mountains by the river. Margaux (also a female name in France) is the quintessence of the terroir and of the winemaker's work. That is probably the reason why the best châteaux produce also the best wines!

In Margaux, Château Margaux produces the most delicate wine of the Médoc. They are 18 Grands Crus Classés (great growths) in Margaux.

Margaux wines have a full-flavored bouquet and a magnificent elegance.

List of Médoc Growths
Château Margaux


Margaux wine information :

Appellation: 18 Grands Crus Classés Appellation Margaux Controlée
Location: On the plateau overlooking the Gironde estuary
Places: Margaux, Arsac, Cantenac, Labarde and Soussans
Soil: White graves (gravels)
Size: 1,300 ha (3,200 acres)
Vineyards: 80 chateaux and domaines
Production: 9.5 million bottles
Grapes in Margaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Type of wine:

Medium to full-body red wine
Delicate bouquet

Age: 5 to 25 years
2005, 2003, 2000, 1998, 1995, 1990, 1989, 1986, 1982
Aromas: Red fruits
Margaux Wine and Food: Roasted duck
Partridge and feathered game
Spare ribs

Margaux Wine and Cheese:


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