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Haut Medoc wine
Haut Medoc, a wine from Bordeaux France Vineyards

Haut-Médoc 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.
Of the permitted grape varieties of Haut-Médoc, 52% of the viticultural area is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, with additional cultivation of Merlot, Petit Verdot and to a small degree Malbec (locally called "Cot"). Also permitted under the regulations of the AOC are the varieties Cabernet Franc and Carménère.

The INAO specifiactions demand the following production norms: a high planting density, a minimum of 6,500 plants per hectare, and minimum of sugar, 178 g (6.3 oz) per litre of must, maximum base yield of 48 hectolitres per hectare, and a minimum alcohol by volume of 10%.

Haut-Médoc wines have complex aromas of red and black berries, as well as liquorice, and, sometimes, menthol and spicy aromas. Aged in oak barrels, they offer elegant and pleasant woody aromas. As they age, they develop wonderful bouquets of animal aromas (leather, fur), roasted aromas (moka), prune, cedar, truffle… These are lively, bright, generous and powerful wines, but never excessive.

Production sites : Listrac-Médoc, Margaux, Moulis-en-Médoc, Pauillac , Saint-Estèphe

Source:
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, [Online]. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haut_Medoc (accessed July 28, 2010)
Le Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB). Bordeaux.com, Haut-Médoc, [Online]. http://bordeaux.com/Tout-Vins/Appel... (accessed July 28, 2010)

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Barsac , Blayes , Montagne Saint-Emilion , Pomerol , Bordeaux Clairet , Bordeaux Rosé , Pessac-Léognan , Margaux , Bordeaux Supérieur , Côtes de Bourg , Cadillac , Pauillac , Graves , Médoc , Entre-deux-Mers , Cremant de Bordeaux , Lussac-Saint-Emilion , Lalande de Pomerol , Graves de Vayres
 

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