Wine Districts of Bourdeaux


Bourdeaux, the land of Cabernet, Merlot, Semillon and Sauv. Blanc… Heard of the famous Sauternes? Its a beautiful golden Botrytis dessert wine from Bordeaux made from Semillon and Sauv. Blanc. The left side of the River Gironde, better known as the left bank, is where the Cabernet grape is grown. The right bank is known for growing Merlot. There are about 50 appellation d’origine contrôlée (Aoc’s) applicable to the Bordeaux region. These wines pair really well with regional food such as Coq au Vin and Steak au Poivre… Sauternes pair really well with Foie Gras.

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One Comment on “Wine Districts of Bourdeaux”

  1. Irene Caplan
    May 20, 2013 at 7:05 am #

    I love Sauterns wine but was not familiar with the grapes that went into making such a delicious wine. Thanks Chris!!

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