All you need to know about Bordeaux Wine

The origin of Bordeaux wine

Bordeaux is a world-renowned wine producing region in Southwest France. All wine produced in this specific region is called Bordeaux wine, regardless of the variety of grape used. Bordeaux wines can be red, white, or rosé but red is the most common because 90% of the region is devoted to red grape production.

Red Bordeaux

Usually made of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, the major grapes varieties in the region, Red Bordeaux is characterized by its medium to full body with aromas of blackcurrant, plums, graphite, cedar, and violet. Its taste exudes a scent of prickly, savory, mouth-drying tannins.

White Bordeaux

White Bordeaux is made with Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon grapes which deliver two major varying styles – Light & Fruity or Rich & Creamy.

Light & Fruity is bursting with flavors and aromas of citrus, grapefruit, lemon, gooseberry and lime along with grass, wet concrete, honey, passion fruit, and honeysuckle flower.

Rich & Creamy, meanwhile, is famed for its baked apples and pears, crème brûlée, carmelized grapefruit, orange zest, ginger, figs, lemon butter, and even chamomile flavourings.

How to get the most out of Bordeaux

As its name would suggest, the Bordeaux wine glass is the best at bringing out the full flavor and aroma of this incredible wine! Bordeaux wine glasses, however, are only best for red Bordeaux. With a large bowl and wide opening to provide maximum surface area for ethanol to evaporate, these glasses deliver more aroma compounds to the nose and give the wine a smoother taste.

White Bordeaux wines, on the other hand, should be drunk in a white wine glass with a smaller bowl to preserve the floral aroma and acidity of the wine.

Of course, when it comes to choosing the perfect wine glass then look no further than LUCARIS! You’re free to choose red or white Bordeaux but you should ALWAYS choose the right wine glass!


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