You + Bordeaux. It’s official.
Looking back it’s hard to believe how quickly you went from total strangers to a match made in heaven! You stumbled across the grape suitors’ profiles in May and made your selection. By June you’d been on a date or two and had gotten to know one another’s styles. Now, it’s time to meet the family!
The Bordeaux wine region can be broken down into a few key sub-regions often referred to as ‘families’ because they offer a distinct style of Bordeaux wine. Here is a list of where to find yours. Look for the below sub-regions or AOCs on the wine label.
Wine Style 2:
Creamy and lemony, complex and full-bodied white
On the label: Graves, Pessac-Léognan, and Médoc area Chateau
Examples: Chateau Carbonnieux, Chateau Olivier, Smith-Haut-Lafitte
Price Range: $20-90+ (depends greatly on AOC and producer)
When to drink: 3-8 years old (more you spend, longer it should age)
Wine Style 3:
Dry, berry-laden, sometimes herbal, rosé
On the label: Bordeaux Rosé
Examples: Rose de Clarke (Many famous Chateaux release an affordable rosé!)
Price Range: $7-20
When to drink: 1-2 years old
YOUR BORDEAUX 301 HOMEWORK
Class dismissed! Check out this month’s Re:Mix recipe here for a little summer fun. See our creamy peach tart dessert. Enjoy!