- Applies to certain wines of the Médoc and Haut Médoc area of the Bordeaux region.
Having been overlooked during the 1855 classification, these established Bourgeois houses and Chateaux decided to
federate their effort so as to bring recognition to the quality of their wines.
This classification, the lower crus, is determined by the "Interprofession Syndicate" and updated regularly
(usually every ten years). The wines are prioritized: Grand Crus Bourgeois Exceptional, Grand Crus, Bourgeois and Crus Bourgeois.