Château Margaux opting for first growth organics

on 22/02/12 at 3:42 pm

Wine

Château Margaux is considering converting to organic farming for its first growth parcels following viticultural experiments over the last five years.

Speaking at a tasting in London yesterday, Paul Pontallier (pictured) said, “I hope that in two to three years we will be 100% organic for the wines of Château Margaux, but not for our second or third wines.”

Continuing he explained, “It makes sense that we will start there because the best plots have the best drainage, the most vigour, and the least sensitivity to mildew and powdery mildew.”

The comments followed a blind tasting of three different Cabernet Sauvignons from the 2010 vintage, each grown using different farming practices since the beginning of 2008, but all from the same block.

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