Pauillac en Médoc

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Château Batailley © CGC 1855

Château Batailley © CGC 1855

Pauillac is a commune in the Gironde department, Aquitaine, Médoc region in southwestern France close to Bordeaux. The town of Pauillac is the largest in the Médoc, with a population of over 5000. Pauillac is somewhat more elevated than the surrounding area, rising to a peak of nearly 30 metres above sea-level in the region of Château Pontet-Canet. The soil is gravelly, as with most of the Haut-Médoc. The forest to the west shelters the vines from the Atlantic winds.

The commune consists of only 3,000 acres (12 km²) of vineyards in the Haut-Médoc between the villages of Saint-Julien to the south and Saint-Estèphe to the north, but is home to three of Bordeaux’s five first-growth wines: Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Latour, and Château Mouton Rothschild.

Pauillac is a Appellation d’origine contrôlée within Haut-Médoc in Bordeaux, centred around the small town of Pauillac. Hugh Johnson has said, “If one had to single out one commune of Bordeaux to head the list, there would be no argument. It would be Pauillac.”.

Château Pichon-Longueville-Baron © Kassander der Minoer/cc-by-sa-3.0-de Town hall © Louistisserand/cc-by-sa-3.0 The RoRo ship Ville de Bordeaux unloading Airbus parts in Pauillac © Port de Bordeaux/cc-by-sa-3.0 Monument commemorating the departure of the Marquis de la Fayette to America from this port of Pauillac © Florian Pépellin/cc-by-sa-3.0 Marathon à Pauillac © Accueil.mtv - F. FATIN Château Batailley © CGC 1855
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Monument commemorating the departure of the Marquis de la Fayette to America from this port of Pauillac © Florian Pépellin/cc-by-sa-3.0
Cabernet Sauvignon is the predominant grape, but it is invariably blended with other grapes. As with all red Bordeaux, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec may also be included in the blend (although wines will not necessarily include all five grapes). Prior to the 19th century, Malbec was predominant. The style has been described as “stark”. The predominant fruit flavour is usually blackcurrant, sometimes veering into plum.

Wine from Pauillac may be labelled as Haut-Médoc (usually wine which the château considers inferior to its main offering and wishes to market under a different label). Similarly, second (or third) wines from the grandes châteaux may be labelled simply as Pauillac.

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