Bordeaux's first growth Château Margaux has taken to the road on its first official promotional tour of China.
 
Owner Corinne Mentzelopoulos, and director Paul Pontallier left Bordeaux today (24 October) for an eight-day tour of China. They will visit the cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
 
Mentzelopoulos and Pontallier will host tastings and dinners, and meet with importers. "We are promoting Margaux to an emerging market," said Joanna Loubet at Château Margaux. Several Bordeaux négociants are also on the trip.
 
Corinne Mentzelopoulos has been owner of Margaux since 2003, when she bought out the Agnelli Group.