A tour to the Medoc region near Bordeaux will take you to an undulating plain extending for about fifty miles north of Bordeaux to Grave Point. Well known as a wine-growing area in the Gironde department of France, it is Bordeaux largest wine-growing region.
The grapes are grown primarily along a strip of gravelly soil between the estuary and Landes Forest. The forest separates the estuary from the Bay of Biscay in the Atlantic.
The grapes used in Medoc wine production are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot and the Medoc region is divided into the Bas-Medoc ("lower" Medoc) and the Haut-Medoc ("upper" Médoc).
For the purpose of identifying the wine, when you see the word Medoc on a wine label, it is used as an appellation and refers to a very particular region of Bordeaux, north of St. Estephe.
If you plan to be in the Bordeaux region, contact A Paris Travel to book a group or private Medoc wine tour.