The Médoc appellation comprises a wide variety of soil types, including sand, gravel, clay, stones and pebbles. The wines of the Médoc are all produced by blending different grape varieties and from this marriage come the richness of the wines, the excellence of the vintages and the exceptional qualities which have made the region's reputation.
The story of Saint Vincent goes back to the days of the Roman Empire, but it was in the Middle Ages that winegrowers chose Saint Vincent as their patron saint to represent them socially and religiously. Legend has it that Saint Vincent was chosen because the first syllable of his name is none other than "vin", the French word for wine. Saint Vincent's day is 22 January, the traditional day for the start of pruning.