Bordeaux

Bordeaux

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Tire Pé - Tire' Vin Vite 2020 sans soufre ajouté – Sku: 8606 – 106
Tire Pé
2020
Bordeaux AOP
€10.00
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Champ des Treilles - Le Petit Champ 2019 – Sku: 9324 – 11
Champ des Treilles
2019
Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux PDO
€11.90
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Champ des Treilles - Grand Vin 2019 – Sku: 9328 – 289
Champ des Treilles
2019
Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux PDO
€14.90
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Robin des Moines - Saint Emilion 2015 – Sku: 9077 – 68
Robin des Moines
2015
Saint-Emilion AOP
€15.90
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Tire Pé - La Nomade 2018 – Sku: 8594 – 17
Tire Pé
2018
French wine
€17.00
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Le Versant 2019 – Sku: 9289 – 110
The Slope
2019
Castillon Côtes-de-Bordeaux PDO
€17.60
93/100 RVF
Belle Vue - Haut Médoc 2016 – Sku: 10115 – 23
Belle-Vue
2016
Haut-Médoc PDO
€18.90
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Château Fougas - Maldoror 2018 – Sku: 857618 – 20
Fougas
2018
Côtes-de-Bourg PDO
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Rousset Peyraguey - Sauternes Réserve 2008 en 37,5cl – Sku: 9573 – 28
Rousset Peyraguey
2008
Sauternes PDO
€19.00
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Rousset Peyraguey - De Labore Solis X 50cl – Sku: 9594 – 6
Rousset Peyraguey
2008
French wine
€19.00
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Tire Pé - Les Malbecs 2016 – Sku: 8660 – 2
Tire Pé
2016
Bordeaux AOP
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La Mauriane - Puisseguin Saint Emilion 2016 – Sku: 890116 – 46
La Mauriane
2016
Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion AOP
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The Bordeaux vineyards, from prestigious châteaux to original discoveries

Its reputation is well established. Considered as the world capital of wine, Bordeaux benefits from an international reputation and, naturally, from a strong demand. The vineyard has many appellations and some of the most prestigious wines in the world. Alongside these legendary wines, whose prices are regularly talked about, the Bordeaux vineyard offers a wide variety of wines that are much more affordable for wine lovers.

General presentation of the Bordeaux vineyard

The Bordeaux vineyard is located in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region and covers the Gironde department, which is traditionally excluded from the adjoining South-West vineyard. It spreads out its nearly 120,000 hectares on either side of the Gironde estuary, into which the Garonne and Dordogne rivers flow. Between these two rivers and on their banks, the Bordeaux vineyards extend to the borders of the Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne.

Here, the flagship grape variety is Merlot. For red wines, which constitute the bulk of the region's production, it is generally combined with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Sémillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle are the preferred grape varieties for dry, sweet and syrupy white wines.

The appellations

The Bordeaux vineyard is the source of several dozen regional and communal appellations. The AOC system includes the "classified" crus of the Médoc and Sauternes, as well as the great wines of Graves and Saint-Emilion.

Traditionally, in order to understand the diversity of the terroirs, the Bordeaux vineyard is divided into different sub-groups:

The Médoc vineyard

The Médoc is probably the most prestigious vineyard in the Bordeaux region, with world-renowned wines such as Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Latour and Château Mouton-Rothschild. The Médoc stretches along the left bank of the Gironde, northwest of Bordeaux. In addition to the prestigious AOC Pauillac, Saint-Julien, Margaux or Saint-Estèphe, the region also offers high quality and affordable "bourgeois" wines. The red wines are the identity of the Médoc wines: the trio of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot is joined in particular by Malbec and Petit Verdot.

The Médoc vineyard has two regional appellations:

  • Médoc
  • Haut-Médoc

And six communal appellations:

  • Listrac-Médoc
  • Margaux
  • Moulis-en-Médoc
  • Pauillac
  • Saint-Estèphe
  • Saint-Julien

The Graves vineyard

To the south of the Médoc, this region extends along the left bank of the Garonne to the borders of the Lot-et-Garonne, between Bordeaux and Langon. The vintages of Château Haut Brion (Pessac-Leognan) are the only ones to represent the Graves in the 1855 Bordeaux wine classification.

The Graves vineyard has two regional appellations and two communal appellations:

  • Graves
  • Graves supérieures (only sweet white wines)
  • Pessac-Léognan
  • Cérons

Here too, red wines dominate, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, plus Cabernet Franc and Malbec. As for the whites, they are made from the traditional Semillon and Sauvignon.

The Sauternes vineyard

The Sauternes vineyard forms an enclave in the Graves region. Its very particular climate is at the origin of the production of exceptional sweet white wines, of which Château d'Yquem is one of the famous representatives. They are the result of a blend of Semillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle grapes. Two appellations are produced in this area:

  • Sauternes
  • Barsac

The Entre-deux-Mers vineyard

It is located between the two rivers that flow into the Gironde estuary: the Dordogne to the north and the Garonne to the south. This vast wine region is the source of several regional and local AOCs:

  • Entre-Deux-Mers
  • Premières-Côtes-de-Bordeaux
  • Côtes-de-Bordeaux-Saint-Macaire
  • Cadillac
  • Loupiac
  • Sainte-Croix-du-Mont
  • Bordeaux-Haut-Benauge
  • Entre-Deux-Mers-Haut-Benauge
  • Graves-de-Vayre
  • Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux

The dry and sweet white wines of Entre-Deux-Mers are particularly appreciated. The sweet wines of the Cadillac, Loupiac and Sainte-Croix-du-Mont appellations also make the region famous. The region is also dominated by "generic" Bordeaux wines, available in all three colours, where great discoveries are not rare.

The Libournais vineyards

Pomerol, Saint-Emilion, Fronsac... the Libourne region also has world-class wine references. This vineyard spreads out on the right bank of the Dordogne and gives pride of place to Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The appellations are numerous and come from both prestigious châteaux and affordable estates.

  • Fronsac
  • Canon Fronsac
  • Pomerol
  • Lalande-de-Pomerol
  • Saint-Emilion
  • Saint-Emilion grand cru
  • Montagne-Saint-Emilion
  • Saint-Georges-Saint-Emilion
  • Lussac-Saint-Emilion
  • Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion
  • Côtes-de-Bordeaux
  • Castillon-Côtes-de-Bordeaux
  • Francs-Côtes-de-Bordeaux

The vineyards of Blayais and Bourgeais (Haute-Gironde)

On the right bank of the Gironde, opposite the Médoc and up to the borders with the Charente-Maritime, this vineyard spread around the towns of Blaye and Bourg has several appellations:

  • Blaye
  • Côtes de Blaye
  • Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux
  • Côtes de Bourg

The Bordeaux classifications

In 1855, on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition in Paris, the wines of Bordeaux were ranked in a classification that has remained virtually unchanged since then and is still referred to today. This classification concerns the Médoc and Sauternes crus. Only Château Haut-Brion (Pessac-Leognan) represents the Graves and is classified as a 1er cru, alongside the Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild (Pauillac), Château Latour (Pauillac), Château Margaux (Margaux) and Château Mouton-Rothschild (Pauillac). Château d'Yquem is classified as a Sauternes 1er crusupérieur.

The other classifications

Because they were not included in the 1855 classification, some players in the Bordeaux wine world have created their own classification:

  • Classement des Crus bourgeois du Médoc: created in 1932, it concerns wines from the Médoc and Haut-Médoc
  • Classification of Saint-Emilion wines: created in 1955 and revised every 10 years, it classifies the Saint-Emilion wines into 1er grands crus classés A, 1er grands crus classés B and grands crus.
  • Classification of Graves wines: created in 1959, it concerns red and white wines exclusively in Pessac-Leognan (except for Château Haut-Brion)

Appellations

Saint-Julien PDO

Sainte-Croix-du-Mont PDO

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru AOP

Pessac-Léognan AOP

It is one of the most recent appellations in the Bordeaux region, and yet its vineyards are among the oldest in the region. The Pessac-Leognan AOC may date from 1987, but it has been cultivating the art of producing (very) fine wines for centuries. Some of them are also part of the Classified Growths of Graves. And the Château de Haut-Brion is the one and only representative of the vineyard in the 1855 classification. The red wines, but also the white wines, of the AOC Pessac-Leognan are sure values of the left bank of the Garonne.

Sauternes PDO

This sweet white wine has long been reserved for the festive desserts of chic New Year's Eve parties. But the Sauternes AOC is constantly being renewed and many experienced wine lovers have found new, modern and original combinations for it. Rich, smooth, fine, complex, balanced, elegant... there is no shortage of adjectives to describe Sauternes, one of the most famous wines in the world, especially when it comes from the prestigious Château d'Yquem. Fortunately, other châteaux in Sauternes and Barsac, classified as Premier Cru and Second Cru, offer an affordable entry into this small vineyard on the left bank of the Garonne.

Saint-Estèphe PDO

Loupiac PDO

Graves PDO

Premières-Côtes-de-Bordeaux PDO

Moulis-en-Médoc PDO

Saint-Emilion AOP

Montagne-Saint-Emilion AOP

Bordeaux AOP

Médoc PDO

The Médoc is one of the most prestigious vineyards in the Bordeaux wine region. Located on the left bank of the Gironde, this vineyard has world-famous communal AOCs: Saint-Estephe, Margaux, Pauillac... The Médoc is also the name of a red AOC wine, which leads to some confusion, especially as it can be produced throughout the vineyard area. This appellation also counts many Crus Bourgeois, ideal for Bordeaux wine lovers.

Côtes-de-Bourg PDO

Pauillac AOP

Bordeaux-Côtes-de-Francs AOP

Pomerol PDO

Fronsac PDO

Haut-Médoc PDO

Castillon Côtes-de-Bordeaux PDO

Lalande-de-Pomerol PDO

Margaux AOP

Côtes-de-Bordeaux PDO

Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux PDO

Le vignoble

Arretxea

Thérèse and Michel Riouspeyrous, who are now quietly handing over the estate to their sons Iban and Théo, can be proud of their success on their family estate. They have become the reference for Basque wines and perhaps even for the whole of the South West.

Ausone

Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre

A very high level and ultra original Margaux... Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre is an extraordinary wine made from 68 vintages (in 2018) of Jean-Pierre Boyer's 13 hectare vineyard. A unique wine made with the 4 Bordeaux grape varieties and aged only in concrete vats. BAMA (as the aficionados of the domain say) is distinguished by its not very intense colour, closer to a pinot than a cabernet, a not very powerful palate but with a distinction, a perfume and a rare finesse, very suave in its tannins. It has taken the good habit of challenging the greatest Medocs because it is able to age gracefully for several decades like its much more expensive Medoc counterparts..

Belle-Vue

Boyd Cantenac

Branaire-Ducru

Brane Cantenac

Calon Segur

Canon

Capbern

Carbonnieux

Champ des Treilles

Chantegrive

Hunting Spleen

Château Cheval Banc

Château d'Yquem

Château Lafite Rothschild

Château Latour

Château Margaux

Climens

Note Bettane+Desseauve : 5/5 

Clos du Jaugueyron

What a pleasure to find Bordeaux in all its splendour, and at a reasonable price!

Clos du Marquis

Clos Floridène

Clos Puy Arnaud

Cos d'Estournel

Whale Coast

Doisy-Daëne

Domaine de Cambes

Domaine de Chevalier

Ducru-Beaucaillou

Eric Bordelet

Eric Bordelet is the reference when you want to taste an exceptional cider or perry.

Feytit-Clinet

Figeac

Fonroque

Fougas

Grand Corbin-Despagne

Grand-Puy Ducasse

Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Guiraud

Haut-Bailly

Haut-Brion

Haut-Carles

Upper Condissas

Haut-Marbuzet

Issan

THE A

The Domaine de l'A in Côtes de Castillon is the great success of Christine and Stéphane Derenoncourt, a brilliant winemaker recognised by all.

The Aurage

The Counsellor

La Gaffelière

La Mauriane

The Haut-Brion Mission

The By Tower

Larcis Ducasse

Laroque

Le Puy

The Amoreau family has been cultivating its vineyards since 1610, located on a rocky plateau, identical to that of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. The fifty year old vines are cultivated according to the biodynamic method, which contributes to the singularity of the estate and stands out among all the Bordeaux crus.

The Slope

Léoville Barton

Léoville Las Cases

Léoville Poyferré

Les Carmes Haut-Brion

Lynch-Bages

Malartic-Lagravière

Malescot Saint-Exupéry

Mangot

Martet

Mazeyres

Meyney

Montrose

Mouton-Rothschild

Palmer

Pope Clement

Pavie-Macquin

Little Bocq

Phélan Ségur

Pichon Baron

Pierre-Jean Villa

Rangeoles

Pontet Canet

Rauzan Ségla

Robin des Moines

Roc de Cambes

François Mitjavile, the "artist-winemaker" as there are very few on the wine planet, owns two jewels: Tertre-Roteboeuf in Saint-Emilion and Roc de Cambes in Côtes de Bourg.

Red mullet

Rousset Peyraguey

Alain Dejean's wines from Domaine Rousset Peyraguey are made using biodynamic methods and are aged for a long period of time. They have incredible depth, freshness and complexity, and can easily compete with the greatest wines of the appellation... at prices that are, to say the least, honest...

Saint Peter

Saint-Pierre - Pomerol

Seguin

Smith Haut Lafitte

Tertre Roteboeuf

Tire Pé

In the southern part of the Langonnais, Hélène and David Barrault are bringing this terroir back to life on plots of old vines, cultivated organically since 2008, mainly Cabernet Franc but also Malbec, which can be the subject of a cuvée depending on the vintage.

Valmengaux

Old Castle Certan