Margaux AOC

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Margaux is a wine growing commune and Appellation d'origine contrôlée within Haut-Médoc in Bordeaux, centred on the village of Margaux.wikipedia
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Margaux is a wine growing commune and Appellation d'origine contrôlée within Haut-Médoc in Bordeaux, centred on the village of Margaux.
There are various sub-regions within the Haut-Médoc, including St-Estèphe, Pauillac, St.-Julien and Margaux and the less well known areas of AOC Moulis and Listrac.

Haut-Médoc AOC

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Margaux is a wine growing commune and Appellation d'origine contrôlée within Haut-Médoc in Bordeaux, centred on the village of Margaux.
As defined by the original Institut National des Appellations d'Origine (INAO) decree of November 14, 1936, its southern edge borders the city of Bordeaux and the Médoc AOC to the north, encompassing fifteen communes exclusive to the appellation, while at the same time it enclaves six appellations made up of nine communes (Margaux AOC, Listrac-Médoc AOC, Moulis-en-Médoc AOC, Saint-Julien AOC, Pauillac AOC and Saint-Estèphe AOC) that are technically wine-making communes of Haut-Médoc.

Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855

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It contains 21 cru classé châteaux, more than any other commune in Bordeaux.
A third, but less known "change", is the removal of Château Dubignon, a third growth from Margaux that was absorbed into the estate Château Malescot St. Exupéry.

Château Margaux

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Its leading (premier cru) château is also called Margaux.
The estate is located in the commune of Margaux on the left bank of the Garonne estuary in the Médoc region, in the département of Gironde, and the wine is delimited to the AOC of Margaux.

Margaux

Margaux is a wine growing commune and Appellation d'origine contrôlée within Haut-Médoc in Bordeaux, centred on the village of Margaux.
Margaux is the name of the wine appellation d'origine, Margaux AOC, that encompasses the village and the neighbouring villages of Arsac, Labarde, Soussans and Cantenac, and is the most southerly of Médoc's appellations.

Château Palmer

Chateau Palmer
Château Kirwan, Château d'Issan, Château Giscours, Château Malescot St. Exupéry, Château Cantenac-Brown, Château Boyd-Cantenac, Château Palmer, Château Desmirail, Château Ferrière, Château Marquis d'Alesme Becker
Château Palmer is a winery in the Margaux appellation d'origine contrôlée of the Bordeaux region of France.

Château d'Angludet

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Château d'Angludet or Château Angludet, is a Bordeaux wine estate in the appellation Margaux, in the commune of Cantenac on the left bank of the Gironde.

Médoc AOC

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It would also be possible (though unusual) for the wine to be labelled using the Médoc AOC or one of the Regional Bordeaux AOCs.

Château La Tour de Mons

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Château La Tour de Mons, archaically named Tour de Marsac, is a winery and wine from the appellation Margaux, located in the Left Bank of the Bordeaux wine region of France, in the commune of Soussans.

Château Cantenac-Brown

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Château Kirwan, Château d'Issan, Château Giscours, Château Malescot St. Exupéry, Château Cantenac-Brown, Château Boyd-Cantenac, Château Palmer, Château Desmirail, Château Ferrière, Château Marquis d'Alesme Becker
• The Grand Vin, Château Cantenac-Brown, Margaux, ages in French oak barrels.

Château Labégorce Zédé

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Château Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre, Château Monbrison, Château Siran, Château Labégorce-Zédé, Château La Tour de Mons, Château La Gurgue, Château Labégorce, Château d'Angludet
The vineyard is planted in gravelly terrain on the left bank of the Garonne estuary in the Margaux Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée of the Bordeaux region of France.

Appellation d'origine contrôlée

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Margaux is a wine growing commune and Appellation d'origine contrôlée within Haut-Médoc in Bordeaux, centred on the village of Margaux.

First Growth

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Its leading (premier cru) château is also called Margaux.

Cantenac

As well as Margaux itself, the appellation includes the villages of Cantenac, Arsac, Soussans and Labarde.

Arsac

As well as Margaux itself, the appellation includes the villages of Cantenac, Arsac, Soussans and Labarde.

Soussans

As well as Margaux itself, the appellation includes the villages of Cantenac, Arsac, Soussans and Labarde.

Labarde

As well as Margaux itself, the appellation includes the villages of Cantenac, Arsac, Soussans and Labarde.

Gironde estuary

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It is on the left bank of the Gironde.

Médoc

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It is the southernmost appellation in the Médoc (the haut in Haut-Médoc refers to the fact that it lies upstream), not far north of Bordeaux itself.

Bordeaux

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It is the southernmost appellation in the Médoc (the haut in Haut-Médoc refers to the fact that it lies upstream), not far north of Bordeaux itself.

Landes forest

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To the east is the Landes forest.

Saint-Estèphe AOC

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Margaux contains 1413 hectares of vineyards, making it the second largest appellation in the Haut-Médoc (after Saint-Estèphe).

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Cabernet Sauvignon is the predominant grape, but it is invariably blended with other grapes.

Merlot

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As with all red Bordeaux, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec may also be included in the blend (although wines will not necessarily include all five grapes).

Cabernet Franc

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As with all red Bordeaux, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec may also be included in the blend (although wines will not necessarily include all five grapes).