CHATEAU MARGAUX un peu d'histoire...

CHATEAU MARGAUX a bit of history...

Château Margaux is a wine estate in the eponymous commune of Margaux extending over 262 hectares in the Margaux appellation located in the Médoc of the Bordeaux vineyards.

Château Margaux is a “Premier Grand Cru Classé” according to the official Bordeaux wine classification of 1855 and shares this rare distinction with Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Latour, Château Mouton-Rothschild and Château Haut-Brion.
The first traces of the castle date back to the 13th century with the mention of a fortress known as the "castle of La Mothe Margaux".
Owner since 1801, the Marquis Douat de La Colonilla who demolished the ancient fortified castle and all the old buildings except the orangery dating from the 18th century which will serve as a cellar during the works, the canals and moats are also filled in.
The cellars, 100 meters long and 23 meters wide, have a beautiful oak frame supported by Doric columns.

It has been classified as a historic monument since 1946, replaced by a classification decree in 1965.
The soils are made up of medium and fine Günz gravel, of ancient Garonne origin and 4 to 11 meters thick. Graves are sometimes mixed with clay. The legend says that the density of gravel in the ground is so great there that it allows you to dig a well without stoning. In the lower parts, there are limestone areas, Plassac molasses.
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