The vineyards of Margaux are planted on a ground of white gravel - a sort of gravel brought from the mountain by the river. Margaux (also a female name in France) is the quintessence of the excellence of the terroir and the work of the winemaker. This is probably the reason why the best castles produce the best wines. In Margaux, Château Margaux produces the most delicate of Médoc wines. There are 18 Grands Crus Classés in Margaux. Margaux wines have a very fragrant bouquet and remarkable elegance.