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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-Médoc 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.

List of Médoc Great Growths

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
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
2005, 2003, 2000, 1998, 1995

Red fruits


Red meat
Roasted beef
Rabbit in mustard sauce

Médoc Wine and Cheese:



Saint Nectaire

Next : Haut Médoc

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