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Bordeaux

The wine regions of Bordeaux are a large number of wine growing areas, differing widely in size and sometimes overlapping, which lie within the overarching wine region of Bordeaux, centred on the city of Bordeaux and covering the whole area of the Gironde department of Aquitaine.

The Bordeaux region is naturally divided by the Gironde Estuary into a Left Bank area which includes the Médoc and Graves and a Right Bank area which includes the Libournais, Bourgand Blaye. The Médoc is itself divided into Haut-Médoc (the upstream or southern portion) and Bas-Médoc (the downstream or northern portion, often referred to simply as "Médoc").

There are various sub-regions within the Haut-Médoc, including St-EstèphePauillacSt.-Julien and Margaux. Graves includes the sub-regions of Pessac-Léognan and Sauternes (among others), and Sauternes in turn includes the sub-region of Barsac. The Libournais includes the sub-regions of Saint-Émilion and Pomerol (among others). There is an additional wine region of Entre-Deux-Mers, so called because it lies between the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, which combine to form the Gironde.

All of these regions (except the Libournais) have their own appellation and are governed by Appellation d'origine contrôlée laws which dictate the permissible grape varieties, alcohol level, methods of pruning and picking, density of planting and appropriate yields as well as various winemaking techniques. Bordeaux wine labels will usually include the region on the front if all the grapes have been harvested in a specific region and the wine otherwise complies with the AOC requirements. There are about 50 AOCs applicable to the Bordeaux region.

Both red and white Bordeaux wines are almost invariably blended. The permissible grape varieties in red Bordeaux are: Cabernet SauvignonMerlotCabernet FrancMalbec and Petit Verdot. While wine making styles vary, a general rule of thumb is that the Left Bank is predominately Cabernet Sauvignon based with the Right Bank being more Merlot based. The Graves area produces both red wine (from the grapes previously mentioned) and white wine from the Sauvignon blancSémillon and Muscadelle grapes. The area of Sauternes (including Barsac) is known for its botrytized dessert wines.

Bichon Cassignols 'Grand Reserve' Rouge 2015 (#32-26)
$23.00
An excellent harmony of Merlot and Cabernet, full of red fruits and minerality. This wine is an excellent example of the Graves region. Barrel-aged in old oak, there are smoky notes in the wine along with a hint of vanilla. It will match well with red meats and as a post-dinner toasting wine. 
Grapes: 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Château Bichon Cassignols
Bichon Cassignols Blanc 2016(#32-25)
$17.00

A round and silky wine with great fruit and lively acidity.  Sauvignon Blanc brings freshness and vivacity and sémillon gives plumpness.  Aged 9 months in barrels to add subtlety and longevity.  

Grapes:  60% Sémillon, 40% Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Château Bichon Cassignols
Château Bichon Cassignols 2014 (#32-23)
$17.00

The nose on this wine if full of blackberry and plum.  In the mouth there are additional notes of red fruits coupled with a very long finish.

Grapes:  55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon


Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Château Bichon Cassignols
Colbert-Cannet '14 (#70-6)
$0.00

Created in 1987, this label of Château Saint Ahon is meant to be a wine of pleasure. Nice, bright red in color.The nose shows notes of fresh fruits, dominated by Cabernet. The palate, with structured tannins, is lifted with spicy notes and a fresh and fruity finish. 

Grapes: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot


Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Colbert-Cannet Haut-Médoc
Feytit-Guillot Pomerol '11 (#70-3)
$0.00

This micro-property of 1.30 hectares has seven plots distributed over the Pomerol appellation. Nestled between the Clos René, Château Trotanoy and Château Nénin, Château Feytit-Guillot boasts exceptional soils. The grapes are hand-picked and carefully selected from 40 years old vines and then raised in oak barrel for 14 months. 

Grapes: 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec


Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Chateau Feytit-Guillot
Gaudin Pauillac '12 (#70-4)
$0.00

The Château Gaudin began as a vineyard of 4 hectares acquired in 1901 to Sieur Gaudin, a name the family has retained in recognition. Today, the family property has grown to 11 hectares over 3 generations. The Château is located in the Pauillac region of Médoc in the department of Gironde. This vineyard is nestled on gravelly hillsides of the village of Saint-Lambert surrounded by the appellations most prestigious vineyards. 

Grapes: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Carmenere, Malbec and Petit Verdot

Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Chateau Gaudin
Pressac St. Emilion '14 (#70-2)
$0.00

This historic property is located in the Castle of Pressac, home of the surrender of the battle of Castillon ending the Hundred Years War. Purchased in 1997 by J.F. and D. Quenin, the two undertook major renovations and improvements to update both in the vineyard and in the cellars moving them into competitive production. Located in the the commune of Saint-Emilion de Lisse, the vineyards sit on a limestone plateau and limestone clay slopes. The estate, in one piece, has a total area of 42 ha of which 36ha are vines. 

Grapes: 72% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Pressac Malbec, 1% Carmenere.


Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Chateau de Pressac
Saint- Saturnin 1986 (#51-2)
$85.00

Dark and bright with a vibrant yellowing rusty rim. This has been kept, with minimal sulphur, exposed to cold and heat over the years, in a 2,000-litre tank under a roof outside. ‘As long as the tank is full,’ says Tramier, ‘it’s just like a big bottle.’ Lovely stuff, much livelier than most bottled 1986's! Only very slightly aged, just drying a little bit on the end but with great intensity on the mid palate.

Grapes: Merlot 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%, Cabernet Franc 5%

Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Château Saint-Saturnin
Saint-Saturnin 1990 (#51-5)
$0.00

Dark and bright with a vibrant yellowing rusty rim. This has been kept, with minimal sulphur, exposed to cold and heat over the years, in a 2,000-litre tank under a roof outside. ‘As long as the tank is full,’ says Tramier, ‘it’s just like a big bottle.’ Only very slightly aged, just drying a little bit on the end but with great intensity on the mid palate.

Grapes: Merlot 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%, Cabernet Franc 5%

Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Château Saint-Saturnin
Saint-Saturnin 1996 #(51-7)
$0.00

A mature wine with a vibrant rusty rim. This has been kept, with minimal sulphur, exposed to cold and heat over the years, in a 2,000-litre tank.  Mouth-filling with a dry finish but with great intensity on the mid palate.

Grapes: Merlot 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%, Cabernet Franc 5%

Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Château Saint-Saturnin
Saint-Saturnin 2009 #(51-6)
$0.00

A mature wine with a vibrant rusty rim. This has been kept, with minimal sulphur, exposed to cold and heat over the years, in a 2,000-litre tank.  Mouth-filling with a dry finish but with great intensity on the mid palate.

Grapes: Merlot 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%, Cabernet Franc 5%

Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Château Saint-Saturnin
Seguin Pessac '14 (#70-5)
$0.00

The Château Gaudin began as a vineyard of 4 hectares acquired in 1901 to Sieur Gaudin, a name the family has retained in recognition. Today, the family property has grown to 11 hectares over 3 generations. The Château is located in the Pauillac region of Médoc in the department of Gironde. This vineyard is nestled on gravelly hillsides of the village of Saint-Lambert surrounded by the appellations most prestigious vineyards. 

Grapes: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Carmenere, Malbec and Petit Verdot

Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Chateau Seguin
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