The Médoc (pronounced may dahk) is located on the triangular piece of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde estuary in western France, and is Bordeaux’s largest and best known wine region. It stretches some 50 miles with varying soils planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. This appellation is broken into two sub-regions. The northern area is the Médoc, with the Haut-Médoc located further south. The popular red wines produced in the Médoc represent great value. They are produced for everyday consumption and do not require long-term cellaring. These reds are lighter in style with elegance and fruit flavors reflecting the soil from which they spring. The Médoc wines are a wonderful match with game, grilled mushrooms or roast beef.