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Bordeaux
Bordeaux


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Famous wine region in the south west of France. The wine region follows the banks of the rivers Dordogne and Garonne and their common mouth the Gironde. The wines were already appreciated by the Romans. In the middle ages the English were very fond of these wines. The wines of Bordeaux became world famous in the 18th and 19th century. Bordeaux is most known for its famous red wines and noble sweet wines but also produces high quality dry white wines. The Bordeaux wine region is split in three parts: The left bank of the Garonne and Gironde with the wine regions: Médoc, Graves and Sauternes. The right bank of the Dordogne with the wine regions of St.-Émilion, Pomerol, Fronsac, Bourg and Blaye. And in the triangle formed by the rivers Dordogne and Garonne the Entre-deux-mers area. The last one more known for its white wines.


-Surface: 38.551 ha.
-Only wines from the defined parcels in the in 1911 defined communes.
-Only red, rosé, white, sparkling and sweet wines.
-Grape varieties red wines: Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Carménère
-Grape varieties white wines: Sémillon, Sauvignon blanc, Muscadelle
-Max. 55 hl. per ha. for red and rosé wines
-Max. 65 hl. per ha. for white wines

Calcareous sandy and clay.
Limestone Clay Sand

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Bordeaux has a maritime climate, caused by the Atlantic. The warm Gulf Stream and the Gironde act as a heat-regulator and moderate the climate. This gives the region mild winters, warm summers, and long, sunny autumns. The region is protected from sea winds by the coastal strip of pine forest which runs almost parallel to the region. The oceanic influence places the region in a very privileged position with few unwelcome extremes of temperature. Much to the concern of the vignerons however, harvest time and the rainy season arrive about the same time. If the rains come early all grapes will not be fully ripened. If the rains come during harvest, the grapes can lose concentration. The record keepers have observed that in any ten-year span there will be, from a climate point of view, three great years, three poor years, and four that are mediocre. Sometimes the normally mild region is rudely reminded of its northern latitude. In February 1956 a hard frost occurred with temperatures below –18º C (0º F). There is also the lingering concern that the Saint de Glace may visit the budding vines in the first weeks of May. Like in 1991.
Atlantic ocean Heat-reservoir Sunny