Introduction

By Paul Caputo

Bordeaux is perhaps enshrined in history as one of the greatest wine regions ever. For more than 300 years, the vineyards around this South Western French city have produced wines that have captivated the world. To this day, Bordeaux remains the go to region of status and opulence.

Appellations of Bordeaux

Barsac AOC

Important appellation for Bordeaux’s botrytis sweet wines.

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Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux AOC

Large Bordeaux appellation producing simple, easy drinking red wines from predominantly Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Bordeaux AOC

Regional level appellation for red and white winemaking across Bordeaux. There are tens of thousands of wines here and quality varies dramatically across producers and indeed vintages.

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Cadillac AOC

Cadillac AOC is home to sweet, botrytised wines produced from Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon.

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