2017 Official Selection

Key figures

Key figures for the 2017 vintage

226 Crus Bourgeois du Médoc

AOC Médoc : 103
About 9.5 million bottles

AOC Haut-Médoc : 75
About 7 million bottles

AOC Listrac-Médoc : 10
About 440,000 bottles

AOC Moulis : 7
About 167,000 bottles

AOC Margaux : 8
About 400,000 bottles

AOC Pauillac : 4
About 220,000 bottles

AOC Saint-Estèphe : 19
About 1,6 million bottles

The Crus Bourgeois du Médoc produced approximately 19 million bottles in 2017, or about 23 % of the Médoc’s production*. 

226 Crus Bourgeois du Médoc and 19 million bottles, corresponding to a estimated area of about 3,814 hectares (based on the authorized yields for each AOC), or 24% of the Médoc’s vineyards.

The Crus Bourgeois du Médoc select the best from their production to ensure quality of each vintage ; the quantities placed on the market therefore vary for each vintage.

Reminder – Previous Official Selections
2008 vintage – 243 Crus Bourgeois du Médoc – 25 million bottles
2009 vintage – 246 Crus Bourgeois du Médoc – 32 million bottles
2010 vintage – 260 Crus Bourgeois du Médoc – 32 million bottles
2011 vintage – 256 Crus Bourgeois du Médoc – 28 million bottles
2012 vintage – 267 Crus Bourgeois du Médoc – 29 million bottles
2013 vintage – 251 Crus Bourgeois du Médoc – 20 million bottles
2014 vintage – 278 Crus Bourgeois du Médoc – 30 million bottles
2015 vintage – 271 Crus Bourgeois du Médoc – 32 million bottles
2016 vintage – 270 Crus Bourgeois du Médoc – 33 million bottles

Corresponding to a total of 280 million bottles over ten years, of which the quality has been guaranteed.

The severe frost in 2017 should be taken into account in the analysis of this data. Many of our properties were affected and lost all or part of their harvest.

*Sources for figures on the Médoc : Conseil des Vins du Médoc – CVM

The Artist’s choice

Art and the Crus Bourgeois du Médoc

For each Official Selection, the Crus Bourgeois du Médoc commission an artist to customize their logo. This year, the Bordeaux-based artist Catherine Cordasco gave her interpretation of the Cru Bourgeois identity.

Catherine Cordasco’s talent as a designer and illustrator began to emerge at an early age and has continued to flourish. Always curious, passionate and devoted to her work ; inexhaustible and in perpetual renewal, her main sources of inspiration are nature and animals. A journey, an exhibition, a book and scenes from daily life also find their way into her creations. She has worked on a very wide variety of projects, both in France and internationally. “This is a great resource as it allows me to adapt my style and my approach to each request.”

The Crus Bourgeois du Médoc represent not only a region, a prestigious tradition and the associated skills, but also conviviality, sharing and the art of tasting. In this illustration, Catherine’s characters are taking the time to enjoy a glass of wine in good company, listen to music, and to dance in a casual, elegant, relaxed atmosphere. “What I wanted to show is this friendly, lively atmosphere, with the Crus Bourgeois logo at its heart : the simple pleasure of appreciating wine and the good things in life.”