A large stretch of land 60km long, the Haut-Médoc includes around twenty villages. Mostly made up of layers of Garonne gravel, the land is known above all for the wide diversity of soils, including limestone, clay and sandy parcels. This wide variety explains the surprising differences in style and quality found among the wines of this appellation. The originality and taste of the Haut-Médoc wines certainly comes from this special terroir. The wines have a long ageing potential.