Bordeaux Wines and Wine Appellations: From Blaye to Bourg

B as in...
      
Click to access Bordeaux wines and wine appellations:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 


Blaye
Blaye AOC wines come from the right bank of the Gironde River. The rarely seen reds may be made from usual Bordeaux red grapes plus a couple of virtually unknown local varieties. The whites are mostly made from the Ugni Blanc grape.

Blaye Vineyards

Blaye Vineyards

Bordeaux
Bordeaux AOC wines may be produced anywhere within France's Bordeaux region. A wide variety of grapes are allowed. Don't expect much and don't cellar the rosés.

Bordeaux Clairet
Bordeaux Clairet AOC are light reds or perhaps dark rosés. They may be cellared for 1 to 2 years.

Bordeaux Rosé
Bordeaux Rosé AOC are rosé wines that may be produced anywhere within France's Bordeaux region.

Bordeaux Sec
Bordeaux Sec AOC are white wines with less than 4 grams of residual sugar per liter. They may be produced anywhere within France's Bordeaux region.

Bordeaux Supérieur
Bordeaux Supérieur AOC are red or white wines with slightly more alcohol than their Bordeaux AOC cousins. Go for them, especially the reds that may be cellared for 2 to 6 years.

Bordeaux Clairet Supérieur
Bordeaux Clairet Supérieur AOC are relatively rare. They have a bit more alcohol than their un-Supérieur cousins and may be cellared for 1 to 2 years.

Bordeaux Supérieur Rosé
Bordeaux Supérieur Rosé AOC are relatively rare but are usually better than their un-Supérieur cousins and may be cellared for 1 to 2 years.

Bourg
Bourg AOC also known as Bourgeais AOC wines are appellations that have been virtually abandoned in favor of Cotes de Bourg AOC.


      
Click to access French wine appellations:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 

Access our Reviews of Fine French Wine

Access our Weekly Reviews of $10 Wines

Return to www.theworldwidewine.com home page