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Exploring Bordeaux blend wines
Bordeaux blend wine is available in red and white varieties. The red blend mainly consists of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and other wines, such as cabernet franc. The white blend consists of sémillon and sauvignon blanc. However, there are no laws to govern the percentage used to create the blend. The term "Bordeaux" simply refers to the grapes used to make the wine, and the name is mainly associated with a red blend, as that is more popular. Just like Rhône blend wine, Bordeaux is beloved all over the world.
The wine is made in Bordeaux, France, and the region is divided into two parts by Gironde estuary, creating a left bank and a right bank. The location of the winery (whether it's on the left bank or the right one) determines the ratio of merlot to cabernet for the Bordeaux red wine blend. Wineries located on the left bank are rich in cabernet sauvignon, while those on the right bank contain more merlot.
Left bank wine blends are higher in acidity, alcohol and tannins. They are rich and potent wines that age better than the wines made on the right bank. They're also generally more expensive. Right bank wines are softer and have less acidity and tannin content. They are juicy and can be consumed much earlier than the left bank wines.
Why it's popular
Bordeaux wine is famous because of its location. The region has the ideal soil and climate for growing grapes. Plus, it has been a major port for many centuries. This makes it easier for the wine to travel to different regions of the world.