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PAVILLON BLANC DU CHATEAU MARGAUX, 2008

MARGAUX

“Shows impressive aromas of lemon rind and papaya, with hints of cream. Full and very layered, with the density of a red wine. Long and flavorful, offering a pretty balance of ripe fruit and acidity like a grand cru Burgundy. The château says that they have pulled back the alcohol and given the wine a little more freshness and length. It worked.” - Wine Spectator 95-98/100

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION Château Margaux seconde wine
GRAPE VARIETIES 100% of sauvignon blanc
AROMAS

Lemon rind, papaya rind, cream

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Arcachon Bay oysters, Aquitaine caviar, sea bream tartare
WINEMAKING The wine fermentation is done in oak barrels. Wines age in new oak barrels for 18 to 24 months.
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL

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Détail du vignoble

AGRICULTURE Sustainable
GRAPE VARIETIES

100% of sauvignon blanc

VINEYARD SURFACE AREA 12 hectares
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 10,000 bottles
HARVEST Manual
SOIL

Medium and fine gravel on a depth of 4 to 11 metres, clayey-gravelly

Histoire et anecdotes

The history of the Château dates back to the 13th century when it was a fortress known as “Château de la Mothe Margaux”, the word “motte” meant “small hill” which is a rare relief on the Medoc plain. In the 15th century, the vineyard was structured thanks to the Lestonnac family, which anticipated the Medoc agricultural turn, abandoning cereal farming towards vine-growing. In 1855, the vineyard was classified as Premier Grand Cru in the 1855 classification. The estate was sold to André Mentzelopoulos in 1977, he started important modernization works. Nowadays, his daughter Corinne, keeps working on her father’s creation.
PAVILLON BLANC DU CHATEAU MARGAUX

Caractéristiques

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION Château Margaux seconde wine
GRAPE VARIETIES 100% of sauvignon blanc
AROMAS

Lemon rind, papaya rind, cream

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Arcachon Bay oysters, Aquitaine caviar, sea bream tartare
WINEMAKING The wine fermentation is done in oak barrels. Wines age in new oak barrels for 18 to 24 months.
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL