White Bordeaux

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Pronounced bore-DOUGH. A regional white wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France. The Bordeaux is also a major city in France. 85% of Bordeaux wines are red and 15% are white. The primary white grapes used in White Bordeaux Blends are Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, and Muscadelle. The Bordeaux is the largest region of wine growing in the world. There are 6 major appellations of the Bordeaux region:

  1. Barsac
  2. Graves
  3. Medoc
  4. Pomerol
  5. St. Emilion, and
  6. Sauternes.

Wines that are labeled “Bordeaux” are inferior to those labeled with an appellation.