Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux is the second wine of Chateau Margaux, one of the prestigious First Growth wines of the Margaux appellation, in Bordeaux. Pavillon Rouge is not classified. Some 200,000 bottles of Pavillon Rouge are produced annually. Typically it is about 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. In some vintages a very small amount of Cabernet Franc is added.
Margaux is one of Bordeaux’s most famous appellations and also one of its largest, with about 3,400 acres of vineyards. Located on the Left Bank of the Gironde River, Margaux has the greatest number of classified-growth châteaux (or crus classé) according to the 1855 classification. There are twenty-one crus classé, including the most famous estate, the first growth Château Margaux. The Margaux appellation includes vineyards around the village of Margaux and the villages of Arsac, Cantenac, d’Issan, Labarde and Soussans. Wines from the best Margaux châteaux and vintages are prized for their perfumey fragrance and elegant, silky mouthfeel. Margaux wines are predominately Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.