Bordeaux Appellations

There are 57 AOCs in Bordeaux, which can be broadly grouped into seven categories.

 

Médoc
Red Graves & Pessac-Léognan
St. Emilion, Pomerol & Fronsac
Red wines from the Côtes

Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur
Dry White Wines
Sweet White Wines

 

 

Médoc

 

Appellation

Approx Hectares
Under Vine

Approx No of
Bottles Produced

 

Médoc

5300

37.1m

 

Haut-Médoc

4600

28.0m

 

Listrac

664

3.8m

 

Moulis

607

3.6m

 

St. Estèphe

1254

7.0m

 

Pauillac

1209

6.5m

 

St. Julien

909

4.8m

 

Margaux

1403

7.1m

 

Red Graves & Pessac-Léognan

 

Appellation

Approx Hectares
Under Vine

Approx Annual No of
Bottles Produced

 

Graves

2568

16.2m

 

Red Pessac-Léognan

1263

6.0m

 

St Emilion, Pomerol & Fronsac

 

Appellation

Approx Hectares
Under Vine

Approx Annual No of
Bottles Produced

 

St. Emilion Grand Cru

3719

18.1m

 

St. Emilion

1773

10.9m

 

Montagne St. Emilion

1590

9.3m

 

Lussac-St. Emilion

1447

8.7m

 

Puisseguin St. Emilion

745

4.5m

 

St Georges St. Emilion

185

1.0m

 

 

Lalande de Pomerol

1131

6.3m

 

Pomerol

764

3.6m

 

 

Fronsac

843

4.3m

 

Canon-Fronsac

318

1.7m

 

Red Wines From The Côtes

 

Appellation

Approx Hectares
Under Vine

Approx Annual No of
Bottles Produced

 

Premières Côtes de Blaye

5773

35.7m


 

Côtes de Bourg

3951

24.2m

 

Premières Côtes de Bordeaux

3496

20.0m

 

Côtes de Castillon

3044

17.5m

 

Graves-de-Vayres

537

3.4m

 

Côtes de Francs

506

2.9m

 

Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur

 

Appellation

Approx Hectares
Under Vine

Approx Annual No of
Bottles Produced

 

Red Bordeaux

41775

282.3m

 

Bordeaux Supérieur

11317

67.1m

 

Bordeaux & Dry White Wines

 

Appellation

Approx Hectares
Under Vine

Approx Annual No of
Bottles Produced

 

Bordeaux Blanc

6721

48.8m

 

Entre-Deux-Mers

1571

11.8m

 

Graves

802

4.7m

 

Crémant de Bordeaux

122

1.0m

 

Pessac-Léognan

267

1.3m

 

Premières Côtes de Blaye

216

1.4m

 

Blaye

90

0.6m

 

Graves-de-Vayres

95

0.7m

 

Côtes de Bourg

22

0.1m

 

Côtes de Blaye

216

0.3m

 

Côtes des Francs

9

1200

Sweet White Wines

 

Appellation

Approx Hectares
Under Vine

Approx Annual No of
Bottles Produced

 

Sauternes

1669

4.3m

 

Sainte-Croix-du-Mont

393

1.7m

 

Loupiac

404

1.8m

 

Barsac

594

1.6m

 

Cadillac

215

0.7m

 

Cérons

63

0.2m

Premier Crus Classés (First Growths)
Château Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac
Château Latour, Pauillac
Château Margaux, Margaux
Château Haut-Brion, Pessac, Graves
Château Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac (since 1973)

Deuxièmes Crus Classés (Second Growths)
Château Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux
Château Rauzan-Gassies, Margaux
Château Léoville-Las-Cases, St. Julien
Château Léoville-Poyferré, St. Julien
Château Léoville-Barton, St. Julien
Château Durfort-Vivens, Margaux
Château Lascombes, Margaux
Château Gruaud-Larose, St. Julien
Château Brane-Cantenac, Cantenac-Margaux
Château Pichon-Longueville Baron, Pauillac
Château Pichon Lalande, Pauillac
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, St. Julien
Château Cos d'Estournel, St. Estèphe
Château Montrose, St. Estèphe

Troisièmes Crus Classés (Third Growths)
Château Giscours, Labarde-Margaux
Château Kirwan, Cantenac-Margaux
Château d'Issan, Cantenac-Margaux
Château Lagrange, St. Julien
Château Langoa-Barton, St. Julien
Château Malescot St. Exupéry, Margaux
Château Cantenac-Brown, Cantenac-Margaux
Château Palmer, Cantenac-Margaux
Château La Lagune, Ludon-Haut-Médoc
Château Desmirail, Margaux
Château Calon-Ségur, St. Estèphe
Château Ferrière, Margaux
Château Marquis d'Alesme-Beker, Margaux
Château Boyd-Cantenac, Cantenac-Margaux

Quatrièmes Crus Classés (Fourth Growths)
Château St.Pierre, St. Julien
Château Branaire, St. Julien
Château Talbot, St. Julien
Château Duhart-Milon, Pauillac
Château Pouget, Cantenac-Margaux
Château La Tour-Carnet, St. Laurent-Haut-Médoc
Château Lafon-Rochet, St. Estèphe
Château Beychevelle, St. Julien
Château Prieuré-Lichine, Cantenac-Margaux
Château Marquis-de-Terme, Margaux

Cinquièmes Crus Classés (Fifth Growths)
Château Pontet-Canet, Pauillac
Château Batailley, Pauillac
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac
Château Grand-Puy-Ducasse, Pauillac
Château Haut-Batailley, Pauillac
Château Lynch-Bages, Pauillac
Château Lynch-Moussas, Pauillac
Château Dauzac, Labarde-Margaux
Château Mouton-Baronne-Philippe (now d'Armailhacq), Pauillac
Château du Tertre, Arsac-Margaux
Château Haut-Bages-Libéral, Pauillac
Château Pédesclaux, Pauillac
Château Belgrave, St. Laurent-Haut-Médoc
Château de Camensac, St. Laurent-Haut-Médoc
Château Cos Labory, St. Estèphe
Château Clerc-Milon-Rothschild, Pauillac
Château Croizet-Bages, Pauillac
Château Cantemerle, Macau-Haut-Médoc

The 2006 Médoc Crus Artisans Classification

This noble if commercially unimportant classification officially identifies the `Cru Artisan' estates of the Médoc. These are family businesses that cultivate their own grapes, and make, market and sell their wines. `Cru Artisan' is an official term that has been used for over 150 years in Bordeaux but one that largely disappeared from common usage in the 1930s. After over 15 years of lobbying (eat your heart out Baron Philippe de Rothschild) in January 2006 the Union of Médoc Cru Artisans succeeded in obtaining official recognition for this classification, restricting the use of `Cru Artisan' to only 44 estates, and laying down rules to ensure consistency and quality. The 44 classified properties cover 340ha of vineyards in total and are mainly located in the Médoc and Haut-Médoc. It is intended that the classification will be renewed every 10 years.