Bordeaux Wines and Wine Appellations: From Margaux to Moulis

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Margaux
The Margaux AOC is contained within the Haut-Medoc AOC district of Bordeaux. This is great wine country, especially for Cabernet Sauvignon. The soils are gravelly and drain well. Poor soil means deep roots and often, certainly here, great wines. There are lots and lots of crus classés.

Margaux Vineyards

Margaux Vineyards

Medoc
The Medoc AOC refers to the area "between the waters", the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic ocean. Most of these wines come from the area formerly called Bas-Medoc, outside of the more sophisticated Haut-Medoc area. These reds may be cellared for 4 to 8 years.

Montagne-St.-Emilion
Montagne-St.-Emilion AOC wines are found in the Libournais district on Bordeaux's right bank. It's close to the St.-Emilion AOC area. These reds are full and rich with powerful flavors. They may be cellared for 5 to 15 years.

Moulis
Moulis AOC also called Moulis-en-Medoc AOCwines are found in the Atlantic side of the Medoc district. The soil here has a lot less gravel than in many other Bordeaux locations. This AOC does not have any cru classé chateaux but you still can find powerful wines. These reds may be cellared for 5 to 15 years.


      
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