The Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (or AOC) sets the rules on all French wines. This regulatory commission makes sure that producers who wish to use a certain name for their wine (Champagne, for example) must follow a certain set of rules in making their product.
White Bordeaux wine is also produced in other appellations. Today, close to 200 hectares in the Medoc are planted with white wine grape varieties, with more plantings taking place all the time. Close to 100 different producers in the Medoc are making white Bordeaux wine.
According to the proposal, wines will have to go through a period of barrel aging on their lees and will not be released before March 31st of the year following the harvest. They are supposed to express intense tropical fruit aromas and nuances of stone fruits, honey and lemon-peel, supported by a creamy body.
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