Category Archives: Bordeaux Grape Varieties

Cabernet Franc – the Red Wine Princess

David Stannard of Paradise Rescued in Cardan, Bordeaux has kindly written a guest post for us on a topic close to my heart . . . about his Cabernet Franc; a grape full of delightful surprises, producing excellent wines. I … Continue reading

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Bordeaux’s Added Benefits – What’s in Your Wine? 2013, A Vintage With A Difference

Disaster strikes hard when a winemaker, or even an entire wine making region, suffers the impact of severe weather during the growing season. Unlike many other wine regions across the world Bordeaux has the advantage in that its wines are … Continue reading

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Bordeaux Brandy – The Next Big Thing?

Jane Anson writing over at Decanter has reported that a Bordeaux wine producers’ union and several Negotiants (wine merchants) are seeking approval for new rules that would revive the almost extinct ‘Fine Bordeaux’ eaux de vie (brandy). This is welcome … Continue reading

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Bordeaux Wines – The Rare and Unconventional

Bordeaux never ceases to amaze me as somewhere in the quiet backwaters of this great wine region there is always someone creating something surprising. Making wine instils passion in those dedicating their lives and livelihoods to it and I believe … Continue reading

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Bordeaux’s Area 51: Parcelle 52

Bordeaux has its very own experimental testing ground but unlike Area 51 in the USA, Bodeaux’s Parcelle 52 doesn’t attract any conspiracy theories about aliens or little green men. Parcelle 52 is an acre of land that has been planted … Continue reading

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Unclassifiable Bordeaux and the Rebels – Part Three

What is it about the unclassifiable that intrigues us? Why do we find the unusual alluring? Perhaps it is because we are rooting for the rebels. In my book rebellion can lead to innovation – and we all enjoy new … Continue reading

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The Growth of Sweet Wines – Bordeaux Moelleux and Off-Dry Whites

We have known for a while now that the taste for sweet and off-dry white wines has been gathering momentum. Sales of Moscato in the USA have been growing and the boom is credited to millennials growing up – apparently … Continue reading

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Discovering Comte de Ferrand, Blanc de Blancs, French Sparkling Wine

Comte de Ferrand Blanc de Blancs French sparkling wine is a great find for us at Bordeaux Undiscovered. It’s made by the Société des Vins Mousseux which is part of one of the great negotiant houses of Bordeaux Grands Vins … Continue reading

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100% Bordeaux and The Unclassifiable – Part One

Most Bordeaux chateaux use a blend of grape varieties to make their wines and its fairly unusual to find a wine made from a single grape variety. The permitted red grape varieties allowed in a Bordeaux blend are commonly Cabernet … Continue reading

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Bordeaux White Wines and Mushroom Stuffed Trout

Bordeaux’s white wines have been undergoing a quiet renaissance over the past few years and if you enjoy white wine I seriously recommend that you try some. Historically white wine was very important to Bordeaux and before the Second World … Continue reading

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