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Bordeaux

The world’s most famous red-wine region also makes white wines. This Southern French region’s specialty has impressed locals and visitors alike since 60 B.C.

About Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the largest growing region in France and home to many of the world's most prestigious wines.  It is located in southwest France and has a moderate maritime climate that extends the growing season and allows for riper fruit.

 

Bordeaux is primarily known for red wines blended from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, and white wines from Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.

 

Bordeaux is roughly divided into the sub-regions of Medoc and Graves on the western side of the Gironde river, referred to as the Left Bank; Pommerol and St. Emilion are on the eastern side known as the Right Bank; and the area between the Gironde and the Dordogne rivers known as Entre-Deux-Mers.

 

Many Bordeaux châteaux are ranked by Growth (or Cru), and command some of the highest prices in the world.