Appellation / AOC

AOC: Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée is a label used to identify a wine from the same region (geographical area), produced according to precise know-how and recognised traditional production methods (specifications).

It is the name of a wine-growing area that guarantees its origin and quality, linked to the specific terroir of that territory. Based on the concept of terroir, it is a guarantee of quality, as the label guarantees the authenticity of the wine.

There are 3 main wine-growing regions in the Bordeaux region, subdivided into several appellations: Médoc, Saint Émilion and Graves.