Wines of Bordeaux area
There were vineyards in Bordeaux during the Roman Empire, and they may have been established even earlier, but it was in the Middle Ages that the region really developed production and earned a reputation for its wines. In the 13th century the industry exploded: previously serving only a modest domestic market, Bordeaux became an English territory in 1152 and began exporting to England and the Netherlands, gaining wide renown and increased demand that spurred a significant expansion of the vineyards. 

Slowly but steadily the wines of Bordeaux made inroads in the French royal court, gaining the admiration of the great kings. Their reputation developed considerably under the Second French Empire, most notably with the famous official classification of the crus in 1855. 

With about 115,000 hectares (284,171 acres) currently planted to vines, Bordeaux is the biggest wine region in the world. Strictly limited to the Gironde department, it covers much of the area around the Gironde estuary and the banks of the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers. The entire region enjoys a moderate oceanic climate, with mild winters and hot summers. Droughts are rare. The great variation in soil types justifies the diverse appellations that are so well known around the world: in Saint-Emilion: Château Ausone and Château Cheval Blanc; in Margaux: Château Margaux; in Pessac-Léognan: Château Haut-Brion; in Sauternes: Château Yquem; in Pomerol: Pétrus, to name just a few. 

The red wines of Bordeaux are made from a blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, or Merlot; the whites are made from Sémillon and/or Sauvignon Blanc.

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Château Fleur Haut Gaussens 2015

Château Fleur Haut Gaussens - Cabernet Franc La Bergeronnette 2016

Château Haut Reys Graves Blanc 2016

Château Sociando Mallet 2016

Château Lascombes 2015 - Grand Cru Classé

Château Rocher-Figeac - Saint-Émilion 2016

Château Beauvillage - Médoc Cru Bourgeois 2014

Château La Grande Métairie - Entre-deux-Mers blanc 2017

Château Bois de Favereau - Bordeaux Supérieur Cuvée Jean Jules 2015

Château Morin - Saint Estèphe 2013

Château Gazin Rocquencourt rouge 2012 (Magnum)

Château Gazin Rocquencourt rouge 2012

Château Gazin Rocquencourt blanc 2015

Château Simard 2012 (Magnum)

Château Simard 2012

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