Bordeaux Wines and Wine Appellations: From Margaux to Moulis
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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.
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.
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.
also called Moulis-en-Medoc AOC
wines 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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