Wine Margaux AOC Premier Grand Cru Classe 1982
Saturated dark ruby color
The legendary Chateau Margaux 1982 has a perfect balance and a deep, rich and complex flavor. It has a very powerful tannic basis, with tannins, despite all the astringency, can be called soft and silky even. In multilayer bouquet tone shades of black berries are replaced sesame oil, black pepper, spice and smoke developing in a long aftertaste.
Gorgeous bouquet reveals aromas of thick toasted oak, toast and ripe red berries, to which are added notes of coffee, leather and exotic shades of oriental spices, gives the wine a strong personality.
Like other great wines of Bordeaux, Château Margaux must be served at room temperature, in the range 15-18C. Regarding decanting, it is only required for a mature wines, whereas young wines small enough aeration. As an accompaniment the most suitable dishes from red meat, whether medallions of beef or lamb in herbs. As a gastronomic couple also suitable game, stuffed poultry, foie gras, pate, Parma ham and mature blue cheeses.
History of Chateau Margaux goes back to the 12th century, although the building that can be seen today on the label Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux, was built only in the 19th century. Going from one owner to another noble, estate began to take shape today only in the late 16th century, when it acquired the family Lestonnak. It was under Pierre de Lestonnake from 1572 to 1582 in most of the land instead of Chateau crops were planted vineyards. Special attention should also figure Berlona manager, who in the early 18th century insisted that the white and red grape varieties were planted and vinified separately, and the harvest was carried out in the afternoon, when the dew dries. He also paid great attention to the peculiarities of the terroir and knew him best sites. It was at the Chateau Berlone steel produced excellent wines that during a blind tasting of Bordeaux wines in 1855 were attributed to the upper class Premier Grand Cru Classe and scored 20 points out of 20 possible.
Today, Chateau Margaux among the top five producers of Bordeaux, a major role in this played its last owner - Andre Mentselopulos. It was during his 1977 to 1980, was restored manor itself, restructured vineyards, equipped with new underground cellars for wine storage, and most importantly - under the leadership of enologist Emile Peynaud was revived by the creation of a second Great wine Chateau Margaux - Pavillon Rouge and Pavillon Blanc, and last recipe was slightly adjusted.
Thanks to the mild climate in the estate created ideal conditions for ripening grapes, and especially soil Chateau Margaux, which are represented by clay, limestone and gravel, will give the wine a complex bouquet and fine texture, allowing them to grow for decades.
Two red wine estate Chateau Margaux and Pavillon Rouge are born only 4 varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon (75%), Merlot (20%), Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc (5%), and white Pavillon Blanc - Only from Sauvignon Blanc, collected in different parts of the terroir.
Vinification first wine estate Chateau Margaux Grand Cru Classé from start to finish is done in oak barrels. Today the wine is poured into a barrel immediately after fermentation, around the end of October or early November. Chateau Margaux maintained only in new French oak barrels for 18-24 months, allowing the wine acquires flavors and elegant tannins force. In the first six months of barrels arranged so that the plug is at the top. This allows the remaining gas to vaporize after fermentation, and at the same time slow oxidation stabilizes the color of the wine. After six months, the barrel inverted so that the plug turned sideways, and so on to store wine bottling. Wine is clarified using egg whites, but not filtered before bottling, so over time at the bottom of the bottle may form a precipitate.
Vintage Chateau Margaux 1982 heralded a new era in the creation of great wines of the estate. It was one of a new generation of wine that is pleasant to drink as a young man, and after many years. The credit for this belongs not only to favorable weather conditions will gather grapes even earlier than usual, but the efforts of Andre Mentselopulosa. It was with him from 1977 to 1980 were revived vineyards and cellars equipped with modern facilities, providing ventilation and maintain a certain humidity and temperature, as needed to create a perfect wine. According to the owners of the chateau, as well as the most respected wine critics, Chateau Margaux 1982 has exceptional balance and is one of those legendary wines that can be stored for 100 years !!!