The appellation (also Bourg or Bourgeais) of the Bordeaux wine region, named after the town of the same name, is located on the right bank of the Gironde estuary. From here, Bordeaux wines were exported to other countries very early on, but the area has always been called the "little brother" of the Médoc to the west. The vineyards cover almost 4,000 hectares of vines on mostly clayey limestone soils in 15 communes of the Gironde département. A special feature is that, unlike other areas in Bordeaux, the area is largely free of frost and hail. To 98%, strong, long-lasting red wines with often dominating Merlot (up to 80% in some Châteaux) are pressed, which are mostly aged in barriques.
The varieties Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec(Cot) and Merlot are permitted. The few white wines are blended from Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Merlot Blanc, Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. 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