Arsac (post code: F-33460) is one the most southerly of the five communes entitled to the Margaux AOC in the Médoc on the left bank of the Bordeaux region. Red wines may also be bottled under the Haut-Médoc or Médoc appellations.
Population: 2003 2,818.
Terroir: Arsac covers a surface area of 3,260 hectares. It lies south-west of the township of Cantenac in the Margaux AOC, but further away from the Gironde, separated from it and from most of the star estates located along the D2 by thick pine forests. Arsac’s vineyards lie north and north east of the village over a sandstone base. Arsac’s inland location means its terrain is frosty, with the best vineyards on two sandstone rumps (34 metres high) covered by a fine sheet of mottled Gunz gravel.
Certified Biodynamic: Clos du Jaugueyron.
Certified organic: Château des Graviers.
No certification: Château du Tertre.
Others: Château d’Arsac. | Château de Braude. | Château Cordet (see Château Monbrison). | Château le Coteau. | Château Gassies du Vieux Bourg. | Château de Labourgade. | Château Ligondras. | Château Monbrison. | Château Mongravey. | Château Moulin du Tricot. |Château du Pys. | Château La Tour-de-Bessan.
Others owning vines in, or making wines from Arsac: Château de Villegeorge.