The appellation named after the town of the same name (also Bourg or Bourgeais) of the wine-growing region Bordeaux lies on the right bank of the estuary Gironde. From here, Bordeaux wines were exported to other countries very early on, but the area was always referred to as the "little brother" of the Médoc on the west. The vineyards cover almost 4,000 hectares of vineyards on mostly clayey limestone soils in 15 municipalities in the Gironde department. A special feature is that, unlike other areas in Bordeaux, the area is largely free of frost and hail. 98% are strong, long-lived red wines with often dominant Merlot (in some Chateaux up to 80%), which are mostly in Barrique get extended.
The varieties are permitted Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec ( Cot ) and Merlot. The few white wines are made Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Merlot Blanc, Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blended. Well-known producers are Château de Barbe, Château Bégot, Château Brulesécaille, Château Clos du Notaire, Château de la Grave, Château Falfas, Château Fougas, Château Guerry, Château Haut-Guiraud, Château Haut-Macô, Château Macay, Château Mercier, Château Nodoz, Château Pexchaud, Château Roc de Cambes, Château de Rousselet, Château Tayac, Château Terrefort Bellegrave, Château La Tuilière.