Come and solve the mystery of the great wines of Bordeaux, or simply meet passionate winemakers who produce outstanding wines of lesser-known appellations. Marketing power and the ability to produce large volumes have allowed the rapid developement of Bordeaux wines in the world. Nowadays, Bordeaux's châteaux are the testimony of this glorious history. They also represent a fascinating architectural and cultural heritage, a must during your stay in the region. But the lesser-known names also conceal genuine treasures, let us be your guide.
Surface area : of over 110,000 hectares of vineyards strewn out over forty appellations.
Production : five to six million hectoliters of wine produced annually, of which about 80% is red 20% white dry or sweet, along with rosé, claret, and sparkling wines
Outstanding Appellations :
- Medoc : dominantly Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, structured and powerful red wines
- Saint-Emilion : predominantly Merlot grapes, red wines reknowned for their aromatic qualities
- Graves : appellation reknowned equally for its spicy red wines and for its rich and aromatic white wines.
- Sauternes: Sauvignon, Semillon and Muscadelle grapes, sweet wines, produced due to the onset of botrytis cinerea or noble rot.