With origins dating back to the 12th century, Chateau Margaux is a legendary estate and one of the most prestigious Classified Growths of Bordeaux. In 1855, the chateau was awarded the title of First Classified Growth and was one of only four estates to obtain a rating of twenty out of twenty. With the acquisition of the property by André Mentzelopoulos in 1977, Chateau Margaux is today writing a new page in its history. Originally known as "the Sauvignon of Chateau Margaux", the white wine of the property has become "Pavillon Blanc du Chateau Margaux" with a label that has remained unchanged since 1920. An exceptional vintage produced in very limited quantities, the Pavillon Blanc was made in the new ultra-modern winery designed by the architect Norman Foster.
The vineyard of Chateau Margaux owes its unique character to its rare terroir, situated on an outcropping of gravel. The very rare Pavillon Blanc by Chateau Margaux comes from 11 hectares planted with Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyard is located on a very old plot of the property.
2019 will be remembered as the hottest year ever recorded in France. After a mild winter and a warm spring marked by significant precipitation, the summer of 2019 brought with it scorching temperatures. At Chateau Margaux, the white harvest began on September 2 and ended on September 12 under perfect conditions. The work carried out by the R&D teams of the estate for the past 5 years has made it possible to adapt the yields to each terroir. Today, the Pavillon Blanc by Chateau Margaux offers a unique style that makes it stand out from the rest. Thanks to constant monitoring of the vine throughout the vegetative cycle and limited water stress, the grapes revealed a superb sugar-acidity balance.
100% sauvignon blanc.
Product of a great vintage ending in 9, the Pavillon Blanc 2019 by Chateau Margaux is reminiscent of the 2017, a great year for Bordeaux Blancs Secs. The aromatic bouquet is intense, evolving complex notes through a great precision. Still in the process of ripening, the 2019 Pavillon Blanc of Chateau Margaux will continue to mature and acquire this characteristic texture and density on the palate. The acidity lingers long, offering freshness and a very pleasant tension. The elegance and slender silhouette of the Pavillon Blanc 2019 by Chateau Margaux stand as a testament to the grandeur of the Margaux terroir and the Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown there.
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