Flagship name of the Bordeaux vineyards, Margaux appeals to dream and arouses the curiosity of any wine lover. It is the only communal appellation of Haut-Médoc to bear the name of a Premier Cru Classé, Château Margaux.
The appellation with 21 Grands Crus Classés
Margaux is one of the most prestigious appellations of Médoc and one of the largest. It is part of the regions classified in 1855 by Napoleon III.It is not limited to the town of Margaux but extends to Arsac, Cantenac, Labarde and Soussans. It produces an average of 63,000 hl of red wines per year, with the exception of a small production of white wine under the Bordeaux AOC produced by Château Margaux, the Pavillon Blanc. The Margaux appellation includes: Château Brane-Cantenac, Château Durfort-Vivens, Château Lascombes, Château Rauzan-Gassies, Château Rauzan-Ségla, Château Boyd-Cantenac, Château Cantenac-Brown, Château Desmirail, Château Ferrière, Château Giscours, Château d ‘Issan, Château Kirwan, Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry, Château Marquis D’Alesme-Becker, Château Palmer, Château Marquis-de-Terme, Château Pouget, Château Prieuré-Lichine, Château Dauzac and Château du Tertre.
The famous rumps
Margaux enjoys an optimal geographical position, sheltered from the sea winds by the forests of the western Medoc. The differences in the soil elevation, shaped by erosion, are called “gravelly ridges”. They can vary from 8 to 21 m height and give its typicity to the soil of Margaux. Permeable, well drained, it allows rooting of the vine up to 5 meters deep and a perfect water supply in dry periods. The dominant grape of the appellation is Cabernet Sauvignon, the nature of the soil allows it to give the best of itself. It brings to Margaux wines their tannic structure and a beautiful aromatic persistence. This grape variety is softened by Merlot which offers roundness and sweetness. More marginally, we find Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Carménère and Petit Verdot.
The praise of femininity
Like its name, elegant feminine first name, Margaux is known for the sweetness and femininity of its wines. Delicate, supple and subtly combining lightness and power, the wines of Margaux have a real personality. U’Wine has by the way chosen several Châteaux of the appellation to complete the cellars of its Customers: Château Kirwan, Château d’Issan, Château Durfort-Vivens and Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry.