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France : Bordeaux

General Information: 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 !

Climate:Oceanic and temperate with short, mild winters, quite hot summers, long autumns and a high degree of humidity generated by the Atlantic Ocean

Soil:Gravels coming from the Pyrénées mountains Clayey-limestone and clay, sand, limestone

Grapes: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

Chateau Mondesir Gazin (Marc Pasquet)
Chateau Jean Faure (Saint Emillion)
Chateau les Justices (Sauternes)
L'Enclos de Saint Jacques (Bordeaux Superior)
Luc Thienpont (Bordeaux)
Chateau Haut Lartenac (Bordeaux Superieur)
Chateau les Arromans (Bordeaux)
Chateau La Mothe du Barry (Bordeaux Superieur)
Chateau Cissac (Haut Medoc)
Chateau Sociando Mallet (Haut Medoc)
Chateau Beau Vallon (Saint Emilion)
Chateau Haut Plantey (Saint Emilion)
Chateau Villa Bel-Air (Graves)
Chateau Siran (Margaux)
Chateau Lagrange (Saint-Julien)
Château Branaire (Saint Julien)
Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste (Paulliac)
Chateau Pedesclaux (Paulliac)
Chateau Mazeyres (Pomerol)
Chateau Lilian Ladouys (Saint Estephe)
Château Montrose (Saint-Estephe)
Chateau Poujeaux (Moulis-en-Medoc)
Chateau Couhins (Grand Cru Classe de Graves)
Chateau Capbern (Saint-Estephe)
Château La Croix de La Martingue (Cadillac)
Chateau Latour (Pauillac)
Z de Thienpont
Lalande de Pomerol
Francs Cotes de Bordeaux
Saint Emilion