12 Things You Need To Know About Margaux

12 Things You Need To Know About Margaux

If you’ve ever perused the Bordeaux section of your local wine retailer, you may have noticed wine bottles like the ones labelled above. The name listed below the vintage year indicates the wine’s appellation or AOC. The AOC (appellation d’origine contrôlée) certification dates back to the early 1400′s and is granted to geographical regions that adhere to standards and quality for goods such as wine and cheese. Margaux is an appellation of the Bordeaux wine region. This indicates wines that are exclusively grown and produced in AOC Margaux.Speak like a true wino with these bits of knowledge:1. Médoc and Haut-Médoc, appellations of Bordeaux, are comprised of six communal appellations; one of which is Margaux. Margaux is located on the left bank of the Gironde and …

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14.1.27 12 THINGS TO KNOW MARGAUX

If you’ve ever perused the Bordeaux section of your local wine retailer, you may have noticed wine bottles like the ones labelled above. The name listed below the vintage year indicates the wine’s appellation or AOC. The AOC (appellation d’origine contrôlée) certification dates back to the early 1400′s and is granted to geographical regions that adhere to standards and quality for goods such as wine and cheese. Margaux is an appellation of the Bordeaux wine region. This indicates wines that are exclusively grown and produced in AOC Margaux.

Speak like a true wino with these bits of knowledge:

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1. Médoc and Haut-Médoc, appellations of Bordeaux, are comprised of six communal appellations; one of which is Margaux. Margaux is located on the left bank of the Gironde and is the southernmost appellation within Médoc.

2. Margaux represents 9% of the growing area in the Médoc.

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3. Margaux is widely considered the birthplace of Bordeaux wines. There is some evidence that the Romans used the region to grow wine over 2,000 years ago.

4. The famed 1855 Classification of Médoc, ordered by Napoleon to showcase France’s highest quality wines, included 21 Margaux producers, more than any other appellation.

5. Margaux was one of the original AOC’s and had its status granted in 1936.

6. Margaux has one of the most unique and varied terroir in Bordeaux. The vineyards are situated on gravel islands and surrounded by streams and marshland.

7. Margaux’s soil is composed of a special kind of white gravel that is carried by the Gironde from nearby mountain ranges.

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8. Because Margaux is the southernmost region of Medoc, the temperature is slightly warmer than the rest of Medoc, which results in grapes being harvested earlier than other regions.

9. Wines from Margaux are predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon but as with most Bordeaux wines are blended with other varietals such as Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and/or Petit Verdot.

10. Margaux is home to 80 chateaux and domaines.

11. Margaux produces over 9.5 million bottles of wine each year.

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12. The Margaux appellation is the only Bordeaux region where its most famous Chateau is named after the AOC: Chateau Margaux.

Have these tips made you thirsty? Quench that thirst with a bottle of:

La Bastide Dauzac ($40-$55) Round and full bodies with notes of spice, berries, and herbs. Pair it with meaty pork dishes.

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