This important Bordeaux appellation includes all of the winemaking areas north of Bordeaux, on the Left Bank of the Gironde. However, it is mostly in the northern point of the peninsula that the majority of the Médoc AOC wines are produced.
Médocs wines are structured, robust, generous and full-bodied, with aromas of liquorice, and red and black berries. These wines have an excellent ageing potential and develop wonderful bouquets with age, combining animal (leather, fur) and roasted aromas (moka), as well as aromas of prune, cedar or truffle.
The two dominant varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, which alone represents 50% of planted surfaces. Petit Verdot and Malbec are sometimes added to improve the tannic structure, robe and fruitiness of wines during blending.
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