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Discover the treasures of a region of unique character. Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Gironde to the east, Grave to the north, the Landes forest and the Bruges marshes to the south, the Médoc is a destination that attracts millions of visitors who wish to discover its magnificent vineyards.

It has been a long time since this "wine peninsula" found its wine vocation. Napoleon III even had an official classification of the wines of this region drawn up in 1855, which further increased their success. The Médoc has since proven the quality of its wine with eight appellations recognized throughout the world: two sub-regional appellations (Médoc and Haut-Médoc) and six municipal appellations (Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac, Saint-Julien, Listrac-Médoc, Moulis-en-Médoc, and Margaux) This is where the Latour, Margaux, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild, and many others are located. With its unique basement and microclimate, the Médoc produces wines that are simply inimitable.

The Médoc appellation of origin concerns the northern part of the Gironde peninsula, 80 kilometers long and 10 kilometers wide. We can distinguish this Bas-Médoc from Haut-Médoc, to the south.

The Médoc vineyard covers 16,500 hectares of land and produces an average of 300,000 hectoliters / year of red wine exclusively. It combines grape varieties of Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Cabernet-Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, creating balanced and tasty wines.

The wines of the Médoc are distinguished by their beautiful ruby ​​color, very sustained, evolving towards an oiled hue. Their fruity scent tinged with spicy and vanilla notes of new oak make them easily recognizable. The gravel wine is powerful and full-bodied, while that produced on clay-limestone soils is fine, elegant and subtle. Aging enhances their unique personality, making them gain in olfactory and taste richness.

For millennia, nature has enriched the lands of the Médoc with the best qualities to produce a unique wine. In the vineyards, men have long worked to develop the best techniques to take advantage of the benefits of nature and produce products with exceptional properties. By listening to the earth and working it with care, they reveal the most beautiful it has to offer. From the vines that grow from this gravel and clayey limestone terroir, they extract a delicious nectar.

Médoc wines are aged in French oak barrels in order to preserve their personality and all their characteristics. There, they develop the aromas and fragrances that make them the most popular wines in the world. Designed with respect for know-how and traditions, Médoc wines thus achieve unparalleled quality, the key to their international success.

The Medoc landscape is dotted with wine estates that bear the name of "castle" even when they do not have one. Beautiful old houses can be visited. Take advantage of your stay in the Médoc to meet the winegrowers and discover their traditions.

Visit the cellars, get lost in the vineyards and end with a tasting, a unique moment of sharing that will allow you to discover some of the secrets of the Médoc ...

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