Since the 17th century, Chateau Margaux
has produced some of the very best
wines in the world, with the same goal, to reach excellence
and release the finest luxury
vintages. The Chateau owes some of its success to the unique luxury
qualities of its terroir and the passion behind those working at the chateau, past and present. Wine from the Chateau has achieved the status of being among the very best
due to a combination of characteristics, unique to each bottle of wine, elegance, complexity, density, luxury
, depth, finesse and freshness. For over ten years there has been a research and development department at the Chateau Margaux
, set up to challenge the more traditional techniques with the latest in technology. The development centre has proved its worth as the Chateau has seen improvements in growing the vines and in wine making. Chateau Margaux
might not have reached the status of excellence
it has today had it not been for its successive owners who knew how to pick the most suitable luxury
varieties of grapes and the key to growing them. While innovations are welcomed, one of the main challenges of the Chateau is to keep as close as possible to biological techniques for growing. This technique for growing was established more than twenty years ago allowing Chateau Margaux
to avoid the use of pesticides, one of the values the Chateau firmly stands by.
Many values have stood the test of time and the preservation of wine bottles is one, Chateau Margaux
developed a system of marking for authenticating their bottles. The system relies on each bottle being laser etched with its unique serial number, allowing the Chateau to track their luxury
wine anywhere in the world. One of the things that make a luxury
grand vintage stand out as being among the finest
is the wines ability to move those drinking it. A great wine will touch the heart while at the same time overwhelm the senses. Lesser vintages are appreciated by wine enthusiasts, these have one advantage over the great vintages, they develop much more quickly, and they display a subtlety, which is the trademark of great luxury
terroirs. While laying down wine can be a way of improving the wine, it is by no means an obligation, just as the bottle does not need to be kept over time for ageing the wine. Wines from Chateau Margaux
have the capability of being able to develop themselves over time, bringing about a range of flavours more remarkable and pleasant than those of younger wines do.
When it comes to some of the finest
wines, a completely new world of aromas may come through in fifteen or twenty years’ time, there may be more delicacy and mystery to the bottle. When sipping from such a wine you may feel softness on the palate without the loss of freshness. However, it is only the very best luxury
vintages that develop beautifully this way over time. They say that patience is a virtue, and when it comes to the wine of Chateau Margaux
this is true, the finest things in life, come to those who are willing to wait.