AC Margaux 3ème cru classé, 1989
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|Origin:||France / Bordeaux / Margaux|
France – Philosophy in a bottle
According to French philosophy, wine should be an expression of the soil and climate. They use the word “terroir” to describe this. Terroir makes every wine different, and many especially good. French wine is regarded worldwide as an expression of cultural perfection. The French believe that humans are responsible for the quality of the berries, the vine variety for their character, and nature for the quantity. This philosophy can be expressed succinctly as: “the truth is the vineyard, not the man.”
Bordeaux: high prestige, high quality
With a total area of around 115,000 hectares, Bordeaux may not be France’s largest wine-growing region, but it is certainly its most prestigious. The range of wines produced here today is enormous: ranging from red everyday wines with a great relationship between price and quality to exclusive, and accordingly expensive, premier crus. Elegant white wines and noble sweet specialties round out the spectrum.
Margaux: a guarantor of finesse
For Bordeaux experts, it makes perfect sense that this prestigious appellation in the southern part of the Médoc, just 30 kilometres from Bordeaux's city centre, has a female first name. The best Margaux crus, owing to their delicacy and subtle elegance, are frequently described as feminine. Nonetheless, Margaux wines have been increasing in fullness as a result of a warming climate. Despite their elegance, the wines possess great longevity.