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Margaux wine
Margaux, a wine from Bordeaux France Vineyards

Margaux AOC is a red wine appellation d’origine, that encompasses the village and the neighbouring villages of Arsac, Labarde, Soussans and Cantenac, and is the most southerly of Médoc’s appellations.
The 1855 classification contained more wines from Margaux than from any other appellation, and its best-known vineyard, Château Margaux, was one of only four wines to be awarded the Premier Cru status.
Grapes are : Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Carménère, Malbec and Petit verdot. No proportion is mandatory, but Cabernet sauvignon often dominates, and sometimes Merlot ; the other grapes are marginal.

Margaux wines are called feminine because of the etymology (Margaux is a feminine forename), the voluptuous generosity of their tannic structure and their delicacy ; they are fruity (red fruit) in their young age, becoming more complex when they get older.
These wines fit very well with red meat, game (duck, partridge) and the famous ’entrecôte à la bordelaise’.

Production sites : Cantenac, Labarde, Soussans

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Other wines from Bordeaux:

Haut Medoc , Montagne Saint-Emilion , Graves de Vayres , Pessac-Léognan , Bordeaux Supérieur , Bordeaux Rosé , Cremant de Bordeaux , Côtes de Bourg , Entre-deux-Mers , Cadillac , Bordeaux Clairet , Pauillac , Barsac , Pomerol , Lalande de Pomerol , Graves , Blayes , Médoc , Lussac-Saint-Emilion


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