It is the smallest appellation in the region since it covers 600 hectares (the Entre-deux-Mers appellation covers 7000 hectares) and is also the furthest from the estuary, in fact, it is located on a plateau of old gravel further inland. The main grape varieties used are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Because of these grape varieties, Listrac has the reputation of being powerful and vigorous, even a little harsh in its youth, but finesse and elegance are nowadays preferred.
The reputation of the appellation has been built thanks to the referencing on the map of the company of sleeping cars, Trains Bleus.
The dark colour is characteristic, on the nose this wine is very complex. We find notes of red fruits, balsamic notes or smells of leather, liquorice or vanilla. On the palate it is a powerful wine with a lot of body, as you age you discover a beautiful roundness.
It is a red wine that goes very well with game and other red meats. According to Pierre Casamayor, oenologist, "their proteins improve the most virile tannins".