The Listrac-Médoc appellation is located at the heart of the Medoc vineyards area. Lively and brilliant, generous, fine, delicate, all qualities are associated with Listrac-Médoc wines. It is an appellation for red wine. Listrac-Médoc wines are famous for being austere and dry when young. Listrac-Médoc is a small appellation of Médoc.
The soils are composed of serious Pyrenean and Garonne and clay. Major of Listrac-Médoc grapes are from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The first brings framing to the wine. The second, gives aromatic power and fruity. Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc are also used, but as extra grape varieties.
The limestone and clay soils in this sub-region haven’t the heat transferring properties of the gravel soils characteristic of the better Bordeaux appellations, so currently, Listrac needs warmer vintages to ripen Cabernet Sauvignon to full maturity and complexity.
A part of important features of Listrac- Médoc appellation are as follows:
- Soil: Three gravel terraces on a limestone foundation.
- Wine color of Listrac-Médoc is red.
- Aromas: Aromas of blackberry, rich and complex, currant, licorice, leather and sweet spices.
- Taste: Balanced, sound, structured, and fleshy.
- Aging potential: 5 – 30 years.
- Serving temperature: 15 to 18° C