The wines of Saint Julien, Pauillac and Saint Estèphe
By Jane Anson
This Guide was last updated on 05 March 2010
To explore this Wine Travel Guide, select from the menu on the left
The most important grape for the wines of Médoc. It can be difficult to ripen on cooler, damper soils and thrives on the well-drained warm gravel soils here.
Produces supple wines that develop earlier and complements Cabernet Sauvignon in the red wine blends.
Often called Bouchet it is a lighter and less intense version of Cabernet Sauvignon, but gives many wines their finesse.
Has a particularly useful role in blending here, though with the proportion in the blend rarely exceeds 7%.
Occasionally used as a blending ingredient, but sparingly
Dominant grape for the best dry white wines in the Médoc, often used as a single varietal.
When blended with Sauvignon Blanc, it adds richness, structure and aging potential to dry whites.
COPYRIGHT AND DISCLAIMER
This information is provided free of charge, however it is strictly the copyright of Wine Travel Guides and its contributors. We try to do our best in keeping our guides and information up-to-date and accurate, but if you notice any mistakes, please contact us. Note that we take no responsibility for any inaccuracies. Thanks for your respect and understanding. For full details see our Terms and Conditions.