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Bordeaux AOC
(Bordeaux Appellation Origine Controlée)

The Bordeaux AOC appellation alone counts for about 25% of the total AOC wine production in France.

Bordeaux AOC wines are coming from everywhere in the Bordeaux wine region. The appellation roughly covers Gironde department.

The quality of both red and white wine depends very much on the wine maker talent and on the quality of the grapes. It means that the quality varies from very disappointing wines to excellent bargain chateaux.

The Bordeaux supérieur appellation grow on the same
soils. Red wines may have a higher quality and can age better.


Bordeaux AOC wine information :

Name: Appellation Bordeaux Controlée
Appellation Bordeaux Supérieur Controlée
Location: Gironde department
Places: Too many to mention!
Soil: Various
Size: 59,000 ha (150,000 acres)

Red: 400 million bottles
White: 75 million bottles

Grapes in Bordeaux:

Red wine: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, Carmenère, Petit Verdot

White wine: Sauvignon, Sémillon, Muscadelle and Ugni blanc, Colombard, Merlot blanc, Mauzac, Ondenc

Type of Bordeaux AOC wines: Well-balanced red wine to drink young
Nervous and fruity dry white wine
Fresh and fruity rosé wine
Age: 2 to 5 years
Red: 2005, 2003
White: 2006, 2003

Red fruits
Grilled Bread

Bordeaux and Food:

Red meat

Onion tart

Bordeaux and Cheese:



Tomme de Savoie

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More pages about Bordeaux :
Bordeaux region

Wines from Bordeaux :
Médoc - Haut médoc - Margaux - Saint estèphe - Pauillac - Saint julien - listrac - Moulis - Graves - Pessac Léognan - Sauternes - Barsac - Premieres cotes de bordeaux - Bordeaux aoc/Bordeaux supérieur - Entre deux mers - Saint emilion - Cotes de castillon - Cotes de francs - Pomerol - Fronsac - Cotes de bourg - Wines from Bordeaux

About Bordeaux wine region :
General information - Bordeaux region information - Winemaking in Bordeaux - Classification of wine in Bordeaux - Wines and food - Buy Bordeaux wines - Bordeaux main page

Other french wine regions :
Alsace - Bourgogne (Burgundy) - Champagne - Corsica - Côtes du Rhône - Languedoc-Roussillon - Loire Valley - Provence - South West


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