A true connoisseur of red wines will appreciate the complexity of Bordeaux wines. With over 120,000 hectares of total vineyard area, the Bordeaux region of France is the largest wine growing area in France. With eighty-nine percent of wine produced in the region is red, it also produces sweet whites, dry whites, rose, and sparkling wines.
Red Bordeaux is a blend of several types of grapes, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. Once the wine is produced, while young, a red Bordeaux will traditionally have notes of blackberry, vanilla, coffee bean, dark cherry, and black cherry. As the wine matures, secondary aromas and flavors begin to take note in the wine including truffle, leather, spices, and leafy aromas.
Red Bordeaux is best when served slightly chilled, bringing out the full body of flavors and pairs wonderfully with red meat, game, and poultry such as turkey. Offering a wide variety of wines within the Bordeaux family, the wine is perfect for novice wine drinkers to connoisseurs who enjoy tasting the highest quality wines.
For the fan of Bordeaux wines, consider the Bordeaux Wine of the Month Club. Your gift recipient will receive one or two bottles of Bordeaux wines in the mail each month. It’s a gift that is convenient and thoughtful and one that will be appreciated by anyone who loves Bordeaux wines.