When choosing Bordeaux wines you need to know some basic useful information about division of wines into groups:
4 red wines:
- Bordeaux and Bordeaux superior
- Red Cotes de Bordeaux
- Red Libourne or “Right Bank” wines
- Red Graves and Medoc or “Left Bank” wines
2 white wines:
- Dry white wines
- Sweet white wines, which are subdivided into 57 of different wines with mosaic of taste and scent.
Annually about 700 million of bottles of wines are produced in Bordeaux region of France.
Such red wine like Chateau Petrus and Chateau Lafite Rothschild are one of the most expensive wines of the world. Sweet white Chateau d’Yquem, dry wine Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateau Haut- Brion are among the most prestigious of the world.
Photos of Monument to Girondins in Bordeaux
Medoc, Graves, Sauternes wine producing regions are located on the left bank of Gironde of France.
Blayais, Bourgeais, Fronsac, Pomerol, Saint-Emilion are located on the right bank of Dordogne river.
Interesting facts about wines
Wine is one the oldest drinks in the world.
In ancient Greece a special jug was used to mix wine and sea water.
Trockenbeerenauslese German wine is one of the most unique ones.
In order to collect the harvest for this type of wine and produce one bottle the producer can spend a whole day.
Do you think that white wine can be produced only from dark sorts of grapes? The answer is no, white wine can be produced from dark sorts type as well. The only difference is that they will need to take off the skin.
The oldest wine was found on the territory of Germany, – the bottle was sealed in 325 BC.
California is in the fourth place in the list of countries producing wines.
Wines from France, Spain and Italy are in the top of the list.
Since 1800 BC in Babylon there existed a set of rules according to which producers of bad quality wines were killed in the river.
Most of the wines would lose the taste qualities and after 10 years get spoiled.
Only three sorts of vineyards are used to produce real champagnes – Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir.
Find out more about St Paul de Vence, ancient village in the mountains.