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Bordeaux wine information

Bordeaux wines: 21 wines in the French Wine Guide

Bordeaux is probably the most well-know wine region in France. Bordeaux counts for one third of the good quality french wine (AOC, crus bourgeois, crus classés).

The wines are so good there that a Bordeaux ranking is needed to classify the best of the best. Some of them are universal: Margaux, Yquem, Pétrus, Cheval Blanc, Haut Brion and all the others. Bordeaux has about 7,000 chateaux !

The most basic information on the wine of Bordeaux are :


Location: In the south west of France, near the Atlantic coast, around the city of Bordeaux
Bordeaux region information
Size: 10 725 km2 (size of the Gironde department)
Gironde - where Bordeaux is - is the biggest department in France
Size of the vineyards: 120,000 hectares (300,000 acres)
Grapes in Bordeaux:

Merlot (50% of Bordeaux wines)
Cabernet-Sauvignon (26%)
Cabernet-Franc (10%)
Sémillon (8%)
Sauvignon (4%)

Production: 850 million bottles
25% of all AOC in France
Bordeaux wine making
Type of Wine:

Full-body red wine (pomerol)
Medium-body red wine (bordeaux aoc)
Dry white wine (entre deux mers)
Sweet white wine (barsac and sauternes)

Bordeaux Wine and food: Oysters
Pauillac Lamb
Duck with mushrooms
Bordeaux wine and food



Read more about Bordeaux wines with :
Bordeaux: a comprehensive guide to the wines produced from 1961 to 1997, by Robert Jr. Parker

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About Bordeaux wine region :
Bordeaux wine information - Bordeaux region information - Wine map - Winemaking in Bordeaux - Bordeaux wine history - Classification of wine - Bordeaux wines and food - Buy Bordeaux wines - Bordeaux main page

Wines from Bordeaux :
Médoc - Haut Médoc - Margaux - Saint Estèphe - Pauillac - Saint Julien - Listrac - Moulis - Graves - Pessac Léognan - Sauternes - Barsac - 1ères Cotes de Bordeaux - Bordeaux aoc/Bordeaux supérieur - Entre Deux Mers - Saint Emilion - Cotes de Castillon - Cotes de Francs - Pomerol - Fronsac - Cotes de Bourg - Wines of Bordeaux

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


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