1er Grand Cru Classé (1st Growth)
Surface area of the Estate :262 hectares
RED VINES: 87 hectares of appellation contrôlée of which 80 hectares planted.
Vine Stock: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.
WHITE VINES: 12 hectares. Wine Stock: Sauvignon Blanc.
RED WINES: fermentation in oak barrels.
AGEING: 18 to 24 months in new oak barrels.
FINING: with egg-white.
WHITE WINE: fermentation in oak barrels.
AGEING: 6 to 8 months in oak barrels.
Average annual production:
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX: 130 000 bottles (average production).
PAVILLON ROUGE DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX: about 130 000 bottles.
PAVILLON BLANC DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX: about 15 000 bottles.
* Since the 1997 vintage, we have been producing a third wine which is not bottled but sold in bulk to a few Bordeaux wine merchants.