Médoc / Haut-médoc
The Médoc (Bordeaux sub-region) is located on the left bank of Gironde, it extends on 60 km from north to south and its 10 km wide, which represents about 10,600 hectares. The Haut-Médoc is located in the south and the Bas-Médoc in the north. In the Médoc winemaking region, there are two regional or sub-regional appellations:
The "Haut-Médoc" appellation, includes wines produced on 29 communes, six classified Premier Grands Crus appellations contribute every day to the notoriety of the region: Margaux, Pauillac, Saint-Julien, Saint-Estèphe, Moulis-en-Medoc and Listrac-Médoc.
The "Medoc" appellation, formerly called Bas-Médoc, includes wines produced throughout the Médoc wine region. So Haut-Médoc wines can claim both appellations. On the other hand, the Médoc appellation is reserved for the wines produced in the communes located in the north.
For the Médoc wines, the dominant grape variety is Cabernet Sauvignon, followed by Merlot, with smaller proportions of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This blend of grape varieties gives its wines charm and balance. 60 crus belong to the classification of 1855. Among the Médoc/Haut-Médoc classified appellations, you can find: Château La Lagune (3rd classified cru), Château La Tour Carnet (4th classified cru), Château Camensac (5th classified cru) and Château Belgrave (5th Classified cru) The Médoc produces fruity, strong and spicy wines. They can be enjoyed young but also have the potential to age for up to 15 years.
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