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7 April 2010 News, Videos

Jancis Robinson has a great video up on her site featuring Château Margaux’s Managing Director Paul Pontallier and owner Corinne Mentzelopoulos discussing the 2009 Pavillon Blanc. Concerned that the wines might become too rich with higher potential alcohols, the Margaux team opted for a more restrained style, using canopy management to keep the ripeness of the Sauvignon Blanc in check. The resulting wine, says Jancis, “is much leaner, racier, more mineral – and probably longer-lived.”