The region of Pauillac is located on the Left Bank of the Gironde River in the area of Médoc, south of St-Estèphe, and north of St-Julien. The region consists of approximately 2,700 acres, with several chateaux situated on a 100-foot summit. Its 115 vineyards produce approximately 8.5 million bottles of wine annually. Wines produced in Pauillac have a reputation for being exemplary of the Bordeaux wines, evidenced by both quality, and unparalleled international commercial success.
The soil of the Pauillac region is comprised, in large part, of free-draining gravel, which creates ideal conditions for high quality wines, and especially Cabernet Sauvignon. In addition to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot grapes are cultivated in the region. Pauillac wines are rich, full, and characterized by the aroma of cassis, cedar, and blackcurrant.
- Chateau Latour
- Chateau Lafte-Rothschild
- Chateau Moutin-Rothschild
- Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron
- Château Pontet-Canet