Appellation Contrôlée (AC) Margaux wine is a classification for wine produced in the Margaux sub-region of the Haut-Médoc region of southwestern France, which is located north of the city of Bordeaux. It is a regulated classification system that ensures that the wine meets specific standards and is made according to certain guidelines.
The AC Margaux classification only includes red wines, which are typically made from a blend of grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. The grapes used in AC Margaux wines are grown in specific vineyard areas in the Margaux sub-region, which are known for their unique soil and climatic conditions.
Once harvested, the grapes are carefully fermented and aged in oak barrels to enhance their flavor and texture.
The AC Margaux wines are known for their elegance and sophistication, with a delicate and nuanced flavor profile often described as notes of cassis, violets and leather. They are characterized by their supple tannins and excellent balance, with a long and persistent finish.