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The wine-growing area belongs to the French region of Bordeaux; the name means "middle land". It is located north-west of the city of Bordeaux on the triangular peninsula between the Gironde estuary, formed by the confluence of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, and the Atlantic Ocean. Around 70 kilometres long and 5 to 12 kilometres wide, the strip of land dominated by vineyards is interrupted by pastureland, scrubland and polders (floodplain). The area is divided into two regional appellations (Bas-Médoc and Haut-Médoc) and six communal appellations within Haut-Medoc with around 16,000 hectares of vineyards. Médoc is probably the most famous appellation in the Bordelais and also one of the most important and best red wine regions in France and the world.

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