Bordeaux appellations

Bordeaux appellations

French Bordeaux wines

French Bordeaux wine is a type of red wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France. It is known for its rich, full flavor, deep color and ability to age well.

The Bordeaux region is divided into two main sub-regions: the Left Bank and the Right Bank. The Left Bank is known for its Cabernet Sauvignon-based blends, while the Right Bank is known for its Merlot-based blends. Some of the most famous appellations in the Bordeaux region are Saint-Émilion, Pomerol, Margaux and Pauillac.

Bordeaux wine is usually a blend of several grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. The wine is known for its complex flavor profile, with notes of black currants, plums, tobacco and cedar, among others. It usually has a high tannin content and a full mouthfeel.

Bordeaux wine is known for its ability to age well, with some of the best vintages able to age for decades. The wine is often aged in oak barrels, which give extra flavors and aromas.

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