What is Haut-Medoc wine?

What is Haut-Médoc wine?

Haut-Médoc (French: [o medɔk]) is an Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for wine in the Bordeaux wine region of southwestern France, on the Left Bank of the Gironde estuary. Similarly, Haut-Médoc is a sub-appellation of the Médoc AOC.

Is Haut-Médoc a Bordeaux?

White wines made in Haut-Médoc AOP vineyards are bottled as Bordeaux Blanc. The Haut-Médoc zone is home to the “famous four” appellations of Margaux, Pauillac, Saint-Estèphe and Saint-Julien, as well as the less famous Listrac and Moulis.

Is Haut-Médoc part of Médoc?

The Haut-Médoc AOC is also located within the larger Médoc geographical area. Because people often confuse the Médoc and Médoc AOC, many mistakenly believe that the Haut-Médoc is located within the Médoc AOC. In fact, they are two completely separate AOCs that occupy different areas of the Left Bank.

What kind of wine is Médoc?

Cabernet Sauvignon
Médoc AOC

Wine region
Type Appellation d’origine contrôlée
Total area 5,742 ha (14,190 acres)
No. of vineyards 584
Varietals produced Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Carménère

What does Haut-Médoc taste like?

Complex, elegant, oaked, notes of blackberry, currant, licorice, and sometimes spices and mint.

Is Haut-Médoc wine good?

Some of Haut Medoc’s red Bordeaux wines can age for up to 30 years – great for cellaring. They also show good price appreciation. For example, between 2020 and 2021, the 1945 Chateau Cantemerle wine grew by 64% – from $343 to $564.

Is Haut-Médoc Left Bank?

The Left Bank of Bordeaux is the home to all of the official 1855 Classified Bordeaux wines. The Medoc also includes the Haut Medoc, Moulis, Medoc and Listrac appellations.

Is Haut-Médoc red wine?

Despite being as visually unprepossessing as the rest of the Médoc, this large red-wine appellation is home to some of the world’s greatest wines. Its 4,500 hectares of vineyards form a largely continuous strip that follows the Gironde from St Seurin-de-Cadourne to Blanquefort.

What does Médoc taste like?

Is Haut-Médoc a good wine?

Haut-Médoc wines tend to be firm and fine with generous fruit and a nice minerality – what many would consider ‘classic Claret’. They come from loftier vineyards and offer higher quality and more complexity than those labelled simply as ‘Médoc’.

How do you serve Haut-Médoc?

Serve your Haut Medoc wine at 60-63 °F with cheese, grilled meats, and a wide variety of seafood dishes.

What does Haut-Médoc pair with?

Haut Medoc Bordeaux makes excellent wine and food pairing with most game, beef, veal, pork, lamb, or duck dishes. Haut Medoc wines also pair well with roast chicken and a wide variety of other roasted or grilled meats, game, or seafood dishes.