Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Around the communal appellations of the Médoc which have acquired world renown, the Haut-Médoc appellation also benefits from exceptional terroirs dedicated to the production of red wines only.
On its 4800 ha, we see mainly gravel and clay-limestone soils, conducive to the cultivation of the flagship grape varieties of the Bordeaux vineyard: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. There are also a few plots of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, which bring their specific characteristics to the blends.
Often aged in oak barrels, including a variable proportion of new wood at the discretion of the producer, the red wines under the Haut-Médoc appellation have a complex aromatic palette favoring small black berries and red fruits (blackcurrant, blackberries, cherry, plum ), accompanied by roasted notes linked to aging and leather.
If the tannins are sometimes solid when the wines of this region are young, after a few years of aging in the bottle, they will be wiser and very supple.