Château Margaux

News

Chateau Margaux’s production of its main wine largely escaped the effects of the April frost last year that hit the wider region, although output of its second wine Pavillon Rouge was significantly reduced, according to Managing Director Philippe Bascaules.

``2017 was relatively easy for us,’’ he said during a tasting in the Norman Foster-designed winery adjacent to the chateau with its signature neo-classical façade. ``The frost reduced our overall production by 10 percent.’’ Yields at 35 hectoliters a hectare were ``a little less than usual’’ but 37 percent of the harvest went into the main wine, a little higher than average.

Cabernet Sauvignon accounted for 89 percent of the blend in the main wine, Merlot 8 percent, Cabernet Franc 2 percent and Petit Verdot 1 percent.

Pavillon Rouge output fell 50 percent from 2016, partly reflecting the climatic challenges and also the estate’s policy of increasingly rigorous selection. Only 22 percent of the harvest went into the second wine, which was composed of 76 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 17 percent Merlot, 4 percent Cabernet Franc and 3 percent Petit Verdot.

Chateau Margaux is considering planting more Cabernet France on selected limestone-clay parcels of its vineyards, with the aim or increasing the overall presence of the varietal in the potential assemblage while reducing the quantity of Merlot planted, Bascaules said.

 

History and Ownership

 

Château Margaux traces its wine-making history back to the 16th century and was classified a first growth in the Bordeaux classification of 1855. The estate was acquired by Andre Mentzelopoulos in 1977 and has been owned and run by his daughter Corinne Mentzelopoulos since 1980.

 

Appellation: Margaux
Classification: Premier Cru since 1855
Website: www.chateau-margaux.com

History and Ownership

 

Château Margaux traces its wine-making history back to the 16th century and was classified a first growth in the Bordeaux classification of 1855. The estate was acquired by Andre Mentzelopoulos in 1977 and has been owned and run by his daughter Corinne Mentzelopoulos since 1980.

 

Appellation: Margaux
Classification: Premier Cru since 1855
Website: www.chateau-margaux.com

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Vintage Prices

Prices are drawn from surveying websites of the following merchants and brokers:  


AFW        Atlas Fine Wines                             www.atlasfinewines.com
BBR         Berry Bros. & Rudd                         www.bbr.com
BBX         Berry Bros. Broking Exchange      www.bbr.com
BIX          BI                                                       www.biwine.com
BIL          BI LiveTrade                                     www.biwine.com
BON        Bonham's Auctions                         www.bonhams.com
CHR        Christie's Auctions                          www.christies.com 
FVN        Farr Vintners                                    www.farrvintners.com
FRW       Fine + Rare Wines                            www.frw.co.uk
J&B         Justerini & Brooks                            www.justerinis.com
SOB        Sotheby's Auctions                           www.sothebys.com

WOS      Wine Owners                                     www.wineowners.com
     
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