Médoc is a wine-growing region located in the Bordeaux region of France. It is known for producing high-quality red wines made primarily from the grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot.
The wines produced in this region are typically full-bodied and rich, with flavours of dark fruit, such as black currants, and a hint of spice and tobacco. The region’s terroir, which is characterized by its gravelly soils, is said to contribute to the wines’ distinct flavour profile.
There are several sub-regions within Médoc, such as Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac, Saint-Julien, and Margaux, each with its own specific regulations and characteristics. The wines from these sub-regions can carry the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) of Médoc, Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac, Saint-Julien, Margaux, or Haut-Médoc.
The Médoc region is also known for its prestigious châteaux and classified growths which are considered among the finest wines in the world.