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Can you name the five primary wines of Bordeaux?

Can you name the five primary wines of Bordeaux?

Bordeaux is the most popular wine region in the world. It is also the largest. There are more than 7,500 different producers with close to 120,000 planted hectares of vines, making close to 75 million cases of wine today each year in Bordeaux! 
The 5 primary grapes of Bordeaux are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. To be classified as a Bordeaux, the wine needs to include the Cabernet and Merlot. In addition to using Cabernet and Merlot, winemakers may also blend in wines such as Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. The success of Bordeaux can be boiled down to one simple trait: it’s location. Bordeaux not only possess an ideal climate and soil for growing grapes, but, due to the fact that it’s served as a major port city for centuries, it also gave the local winemakers the opportunity to access different regions of the world via its visitors. Unlike Burgundy, another famous wine region that is completely landlocked, Bordeaux was able to capitalize on the ships and wealthy merchants that filled its port daily, always sending them off with wine. Time for some Bordeaux wineJ Cheers!

Post By:   Allison VanArnam