Haut-Médoc and Bas-Médoc are the two parts of the Médoc, an area north of the city of Bordeaux on the left bank of the Gironde. Some very fine red wines are produced in Haut-Médoc. The finest reds are from Médoc (which includes Margaux, Pauillac, St-Estephe and St-Julien), Graves, Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. The latter two areas grow more Merlot grapes, creating soft, supple wines. In general 75% of red grapes grown are mainly Cabernet Sauvignon, with Cabernet Franc and Merlot and some Malbec and Petit Verdot.