Bordeaux is probably the most well-know wine region in France. Bordeaux counts for one third of the good quality french wine (AOC, crus bourgeois, crus classés). The wines are so good there that a Bordeaux ranking is needed to classify the best of the best. Some of them are universal: Margaux, Yquem, Pétrus, Cheval Blanc, Haut Brion and all the others. Bordeaux has about 7,000 chateaux !
Oceanic and temperate with short, mild winters, quite hot summers, long autumns and a high degree of humidity generated by the Atlantic Ocean
Red Grapes in Bordeaux: Merlot (50% of Bordeaux vineyards) Cabernet Sauvignon (26%) Cabernet Franc (10%) Other red grapes in Bordeaux, very occasionally: Petit Verdot – Malbec – Carmenère White Grapes in Bordeaux: Sémillon (8% of Bordeaux wines) Sauvignon (4%) Other white grapes in Bordeaux, very occasionally: Muscadelle – Ugni blanc – Colombard – Folle blanche
Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.