Saturday, August 10, 2013

Bordeaux Wine Region Map - FRANCE

To be honest I'm not a great fan of French red wines (at least the ones I can afford) I enjoy a good Champagne and there's nothing like an Armagnac to finish a good meal, but I have to say that Portuguese red wine is much better (never tasted better from anywhere on world). In this card I bought and mailed in Saint-Emilion we can see the main areas of the famous Bordeaux.

Les Vignobles de Gironde (Mapcard) - FRANCE
 
Bordeaux is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and two rivers, the Dordogne and the Garonne, which flow into the Gironde, that plays an important role in the viniculture of the Bordeaux region. There are three main areas: Left bank of the Gironde and the Garonne where the regions of Médoc, Haut-Médoc, Pessac – Léognan, Graves and Sauternes can be found. The soil here consists mainly of sand, clay and gravel; Cabernet Sauvignon is the most planted grape variety. Wines can be kept for a fairly long time.



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