From the right bank of the Gironde river that flows through the heart of Bordeaux. The Bourg appellation has long been seen as somewhere to find inexpensive rather rustic Bordeaux. Yet there is a small band of quality conscious producers who are taming the terroir to produce wines of real distinction. Stephane Donze at Martinat is rightly proud of the giant leap made since he took the reins here and has received many a rave review in the last few years over the quality and finesse present in his wines. Le Guide Hachette des Vins one star.