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Château Margaux,Pavillon Rouge du Ch. Margaux

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Region: Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés
Refined Region: Margaux
Vintage: 1995
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon 75% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc 3% Petit Verdot 2% Colour: Red Wine
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Production Style: Conventional
Closure: Natural Cork

Availability: In stock


Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
Wine Comments
The emphasis here is very much on finesse, not power. There is a wealth of ripe, red fruit on the nose with a piercing degree of purity. On the palate the fruit is again wonderfully pure and beautifully layered, with lovely interplay between the different grape varieties and the oak.

The Domaine
One of the four wines to achieve First Growth status as part of the Bordeaux Classification of 1885, Château Margaux is a distinguished wine from the Medoc region.

On average, Château Margaux produces approximately 150,000 bottles of the Grand Vin each year. Additionally, the estate's second wine, Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux, exceeds 200,000 bottles. Château Margaux also produces a dry white wine called Pavillon Blanc du Chateau Margaux. Around 35,000 bottles of this wine are produced every year.

Château Margaux is located in the Medoc region of Bordeaux, in the commune of Margaux and on the banks of the Garonne estuary.

The estate has 82 hectares under vine with much of the vineyard planted on the gravelly terroir with clay subsoil that surrounds the main house. There are also other plots of vines scattered around the area. The vines, which average between 30 and 40 years of age, include the four common Bordeaux varieties: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Canernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The white vineyards of Château Margaux are solely Sauvignon Blanc.

Château Margaux is renowned for its sheer class and perfumed elegance. Winemaker Paul Pontallier believes that these characteristics are down to using predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon in his blends, especially the Grand Vin. Fermentation takes place in oak vats, then Château Margaux is aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak.

Food Pairing
Beef, duck, lamb and roast chicken

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