Margaux is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious appellations of the Bordeaux wine region. With its designation of origin controlled since 1954, Margaux covers almost 1,500 hectares, making it the largest of the 6 municipal appellations of the Médoc region. Margaux also boasts the largest number of Grand Crus Classés (Classified Growths) of 1855 (21 estates in total) than any other Medoc appellation. The vineyards of Margaux face the Garonne and the vines are planted in a very particular soil, featuring 6 levels of gravel, truly unique in the Médoc. Margaux red wine get their signature aromas and flavors from these soils, made up of gravel and pebbles in a clay-sandy complex.
Margaux red wines are made mostly of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The flagship grape variety of Bordeaux’s Left Bank, Cabernet Sauvignon lends structure, power and beautiful aromas of black fruit to the blend. However, Margaux is the Médoc appellation with the largest amount of Merlot planted. Merlot adds a unique charm and smooth texture to Margaux blends. Margaux red wine can also contain small quantities of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
Generous, elegant, complex, powerful, very aromatic and offering a kind of “silent force”, Margaux wines also boast a remarkable potential for age. Truly some of the greatest wines of Bordeaux.