Bordeaux wine region
The region of Bordeaux is located next to the Atlantic Ocean, on the left and right bank of the Gironde. With its 119 000 ha and 60 appellations, the Bordeaux region is the largest vineyard in the French AOC. This AOC is divided into five sub-regions; Medoc, Graves, Entre-deux-Mers, the right bank and Sauternes. This regions has a temperate climate with a predominantly clay and limestone soil. In the Graves region, on the other hand, the grounds consist of sand and gravel.
The main red grapes of the region are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The three white grape varieties are Semillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle. In the Bordeaux region, 90% of the soils are devoted to red wine.
Of all the major french wine regions, the Bordeaux wine region consistently produces the highest quality. It is perhaps for this reason that there is still much envy at the wines from Bordeaux.
The Bordeaux region has several "titles" that reward both the quality of the soil, as the work. The most famous "titles" are those founded in 1855 ; the classification of the Graves, the classification of Saint-Emilion and the classification of Crus Bourgeois du Médoc.