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 Potensac 2015 - Médoc Cru bourgeois

Château Haut-Marbuzet 2005

Margaux de Brane 2016

Confidences de Prieuré-Lichine 2016 - Second Vin du Château Prieuré-Lichine

La Demoiselle de Sociando-Mallet 2016

Marquis de Calon 2014 - Second vin du Château Calon Ségur

La Parde de Haut-Bailly 2012 - Second vin du Château Haut-Bailly

Fleur de Clinet 2016 - Second Vin du Château Clinet

Blason d'Issan 2015 - Second vin du Château d'Issan

Baron de Brane 2016 - Second vin du Château Brane-Cantenac

Château Mouton Rothschild 2009 - 1er Grand Cru Classé

Château Margaux 2011 - 1er Grand Cru Classé

Château Margaux 2010 - 1er Grand Cru Classé

Château d'Yquem 2005 - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur

Château Canon Pécresse 2016

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