White Bordeaux

Definition - What does White Bordeaux mean?

In the context of wine styles, white Bordeaux is a blended white wine from the Bordeaux wine-growing region of France. White Bordeaux wines are made from a blend of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Colombard, Merlot Blanc, Ondenc and Mauzac grape varietals. Although the most classic blend of white Bordeaux, is typically 80% Semillon and 20 % Sauvignon Blanc.

WineFrog explains White Bordeaux

The White Bordeaux wine style is a highly regarded style and is well known for expressing subtle and uncommon aromas and flavors. Typically, White Bordeaux wines are meant to be enjoyed while young, and as a result, are often inexpensive. Young white Bordeaux has crisp minerality attributed to the loose limestone-rich soils of the region and green flavors of grass and lime along with the floral flavors of jasmine and honeysuckle. Aged White Bordeaux wines have earthy caramelized flavors of burnt sugar combined with citrus and herb.

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