Is Haut Medoc part of Medoc?
The Haut-Médoc AOC is also located within the larger Médoc geographical area. Because people often confuse the Médoc and Médoc AOC, many mistakenly believe that the Haut-Médoc is located within the Médoc AOC. In fact, they are two completely separate AOCs that occupy different areas of the Left Bank.
Is Haut Medoc in Bordeaux?
Haut-Médoc is the large southern section of the greater Médoc district of Bordeaux in southwestern France. It accounts for two-thirds of the Médoc peninsula. The appellation of the same name covers red wines produced within the same zone, but outside of the six communes which have their own AOP.
What is Medoc Bordeaux?
The Médoc is arguably the most famous red wine district in the world, home to many of the greatest and most renowned names of Bordeaux. It stretches north-west from the city of Bordeaux with the Gironde estuary to the east. The vineyards extend up to eight miles from the river and run for about 50 miles northwards.
Is Haut-Médoc red wine?
Despite being as visually unprepossessing as the rest of the Médoc, this large red-wine appellation is home to some of the world’s greatest wines. Its 4,500 hectares of vineyards form a largely continuous strip that follows the Gironde from St Seurin-de-Cadourne to Blanquefort.
Is Haut-Médoc red?
How many chateaux are there in Médoc?
The Medoc wine region in numbers There are five chateaux classified as Premier cru classé in the Bordeaux area, four of them being in the Medoc area: Château Margaux, Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Latour and Château Mouton Rothschild. The fifth one is Château Haut-Brion from the Graves wine area.
Where is the Médoc?
Médoc, wine-producing district, southwestern France, on the left bank of the Gironde River estuary, northwest of Bordeaux. An undulating plain extending for about 50 miles (80 km) to Grave Point, the Médoc is renowned for its crus (vineyards).
Is Haut Brion Left Bank?
With the exception of Chateau Haut Brion, all the chateaux that earned their place in the 1855 Classification are located in the Medoc, which is the heart and soul of the Left Bank of Bordeaux. The Medoc also includes the Haut Medoc, Moulis, Medoc, and Listrac appellations.
Is Haut-Médoc Claret?
The family makes this Merlot-dominated blend from vines with an average age of 35-years-old. A classical style of claret with notes of briar fruit and cedar.