Pronounced bore-DOUGH. A regional red wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France. Bordeaux is also a major city in France. There are only six grape varietals allowed in the production of Red Bordeaux. Those six are:

  1. Cabernet Franc
  2. Cabernet Sauvignon
  3. Carmener (virtually extinct in the Bordeaux region)
  4. Malbec
  5. Merlot, and
  6. Petit Verdot.

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.

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