Château Magnol is known worldwide as the heart of Barton & Guestier: hosting the company's headquarters, a famous guesthouse and a true wineschool. Above all, Château Magnol is a vineyard which wine is served in the finest restaurants all over the world. Château Magnol's winegrowing history goes back to 1842 when Monsieur Delisse, an experienced agronomist, consolidated the vineyards surrounding the former Château du Dehez. The estate was purchased under the name "Château Magnol" in 1978 by Barton & Guestier, who undertook major investments in the vineyards and cellars. The efforts were crowned with successs when Château Magnol was classified Cru Bourgeois in 1987.
Located west of the city of Bordeaux, Château Magnol covers 30 hectares of vines in the Haut-Médoc Appellation, in the southern part of the Médoc on the left bank of the Gironde estuary. It has an ideal micro-climate thanks to its proximity to the ocean and the estuary.
Château Magnol's soil is consisting essentially of gravel and some sand.
This makes it perfectly suited to Cabernet Sauvignon, a grape variety that contributes blackcurrant and spicy aromas, colour, robustness and good ageing potential.
The soil is also very well adapted for Merlot, adding roundness and fruitiness (redcurrant).
The Cabernet Franc, lighter in colour and tannins than the Cabernet Sauvignon, brings fresh fruit notes and a good balance. At
Château Magnol, the proportions now stand at 48% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Cabernet Franc. The average age of the vines is 22 years.