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Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur appellation wines may be produced anywhere in the Bordeaux vineyard. These wines, which represent over 50% of Bordeaux's production, embody the much-appreciated Bordeaux style of harmonious elegance and aromatic complexity.

BORDEAUX

Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot – sometimes with Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot

The geographical area of the Bordeaux appellation extends over the entire Bordeaux vineyard. Accordingly, wines are produced on a large variety of soils and subsoils

38,490 ha

Red

Red berries, blackcurrant or violet

Supple, fruity and not too robust

3 to 4 years

All types of food, notably Deli meats, omelettes or spaghetti

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BORDEAUX CLAIRET

Merlot often dominates, otherwise same blends as red Bordeaux AOC wines

The geographical area of the Bordeaux Clairet appellation extends over the entire Bordeaux vineyard. Accordingly, wines are produced on a large variety of soils and subsoils

700 ha

Rosé (darker than Bordeaux Rosés)

A rich, stimulating bouquet of strawberry, redcurrant or pomegranate, with occasional notes of peony or rose

Fresh, light, silky with a moderate tannin structure

1 to 2 years

Easy to drink, these are perfect for picnics and barbecues

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BORDEAUX ROSÉ

All Bordeaux AOC red grape varietals may be used

The geographical area of the Bordeaux Rosé appellation extends over the entire Bordeaux vineyard. Accordingly, wines are produced on a large variety of soils and subsoils

4,725 ha

Rosé (bright ruby)

Fresh with beautiful intense aromas

Light and voluptuous, with a lively roundness in the mouth

1 to 2 years

All types of food, notably light summer meals and dishes from North Africa, the Middle East or Asia

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BORDEAUX SUPÉRIEUR

Same varieties as Bordeaux AOC wines (Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot – sometimes with Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot), but picked on selected plots of older vines

The geographical area of the Bordeaux Supérieur appellation extends over the entire Bordeaux vineyard. Accordingly, wines are produced on a large variety of soils and subsoils

11,735 ha

Red

Fruit (cherry, raspberry, blackcurrant), violet, hints of licorice, cedar, dried plum or rose

More concentrated, complex and powerful than most Bordeaux wines

3 to 4 years

All types of food, notably roast chicken, vegetable pie or cheese

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CRÉMANT DE BORDEAUX (ROSÉ)

All Bordeaux AOC red grape varietals may be used

The geographical area of the Cremant de Bordeaux appellation extends over the entire Bordeaux vineyard. Accordingly, wines are produced on a large variety of soils and subsoils

55 ha

Rosé (light rose)

Red berries (redcurrant)

Powerful and complex with a long finish

3 to 4 years

With its light and bubbly aspect, this is perfect for deserts

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