MEDOC

The Médoc is situated north of the town of Bordeaux, on the left bank of the Gironde. Médoc is divided in two parts, the Haut-Medoc in the south, near the town, and the north part traditionally called Médoc.

Wines from Médoc are red. They are delicate, medium colored, they are fine and elegant; often tannic when young, harmonious and splendid when matured.

Grands crus classés in Médoc count for 25% of the vineyards, 20% of the production and about 50% of the sales. However none sells under the Médoc appellation but Haut-Médoc, Pauillac, Margaux, Saint Julien, Saint-Estèphe and Chateau Haut-Brion in Pessac Léognan

Médoc wine information :
 

Appellation:Appellation Médoc Controlée
140 Crus Bourgeois
Location:North of Médoc wine area, between Blanquefort and Saint Seurin de Cadourne
Places:Blanquefort, Bégadan, Saint Christoly de Médoc, etc
Soil:Gravels
Clayey-limestone
Size:4,900 ha (12,000 acres)
Vineyards:About 650 vine growers
Production:40 million bottles
No white wine
Most important red wine producing area
Grapes in Médoc:Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot
Type of wine:Fruity full-body red wine
Age:5 to 10 years
Vintages:
(recommended)
2005, 2003, 2000, 1998, 1995
Aromas:

Oak
Red fruits
Spices
Vanilla

Food:

Red meat
Roasted beef
Ham
Rabbit in mustard sauce

 

 


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