Chateau Margaux by Andras Kaldor



Title

Chateau Margaux

Artist

Andras Kaldor

Ref GM606
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 20" x 20" (50 x 50 cm)
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Description  
Chateau Margaux was one of only four wines to achieve the coveted ‘first growth’ status in the 1855 Bordeaux classification and a bottle of Chateau Margaux 1787 holds the record as the most expensive bottle of wine ever broken, insured at $225,000. The chateau itself lies in the commune of Margaux in the Médoc region in the department of the Gironde in France, and the vineyard itself is planted in gravelly terrain on the left bank of the Garonne estuary. Chateau Margaux wine usually consists of approximately 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The Margaux estate has been occupied since at least the 12th century, but wine production took off the arrival of the Lestonnac family in the 16th century. As the sophistication of vine cultivation increased in the 18th century, the reputation of Margaux grew and grew until the 1855 classification confirmed its status. The chateau was constructed in 1810 to a brief prepared by architect Guy-Louis Combes. It has been called the “Versailles of the Mèdoc” and is dominated by a columned portico in neo-Palladian style. Chateau Margaux today is owned by Corinne Mentzelopoulos.