Bordeaux is the largest fine wine region in the world, with average vinatges producing more than 700 million bottles, These range from table wines to some of the most prestigious and expensive wines known to man. 89% of the wine produced is red, with the rest made up of sweet and rich whites, such as Ch d' Yquem, from Sauternes, rosé, dry whites and sparkling whites - Cremant de Bordeaux. Bordeaux wine is made by 8,500 different chateaux, and there are 60 appellations.
The main grapes used in the production of red Bordeaux are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, usually blended together with Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and also Malbec being used. White wines are made from Sauvignon and Semillion, usually blended together.
There are a huge variety of wines in Bordeaux, and so the choice of dishes to serve with them is also extensive. As a rule, however, the reds pair particulary well with red meat dishes, the dry whites with fish and sea food, and the sweet wines from Sautenes are a must with Foie Gras, and of course desserts.
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The younger brother of Chateau Malleret, characterised by a great fruitiness and elegance.
Grape 52% cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Cabernet Franc, 21% Merlot.
Food Choice Perfect with a leg or rack of lamb.
Product code : 40059
Something to shout about - highly potable Bordeaux from Maison Dubard.
Grape 80% Merlot,20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Food Choice This wine will go well with red meat, game and cheese and should be decanted before serving.
Product code : 40655
Stunning Value for this Bordeaux Superieur.
Grape 60% Merlot 30 Cabernet Sauvingon, 10% Cabernet Franc
Food Choice Just fantastic with red meat and goes a treat with a juicy steak cooked over hot coals...
Product code : 40700