Bordeaux

Definition - What does Bordeaux mean?

The term Bordeaux refers to the wines that are produced in the Bordeaux Region of France. It is the world's largest source of producing fine wine for hundreds of years, with over 10,000 plus wineries that produce millions of wine bottles each day. Bordeaux is known for producing both red and white wines, however its name is mainly built on the foundation of red wines. The prestigious reds that originate from Bordeaux are considered to be the best among wine connoisseurs around the world.

WineFrog explains Bordeaux

Bordeaux is situated in the southwest corner of France where it is divided by the river banks of Gironde and Garonne. The left bank to the west covers the Medoc, Graves, Margaux, Pauillac, and Pessac-Léognan districts. The wines produced in these areas are tend to be high in tannins, alcohol and acidity. The right bank to the east covers Pomerol and St-Émilion, the wines from this side of Bordeaux tend to be softer and lower in tannins, alcohol and acidity.

Bordeaux produces red, white and sweet wines. The red wines are mainly made with Cabernet Sauvignon that is commonly blended with Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Notably the the white wines are produced by a blend of Sauvignon Blanc with a touch of Sauvignon Gris depending on the area. The dessert wines are usually made with Sémillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle.

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