Red Bordeaux

Red Bordeaux and Red Meritage wines are produced from a blend of up to five varietal grapes. The two major grapes used are Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and used to a lesser amount are Cabernet Franc, Malbec and/or Petit Verdot. The most prized Red Bordeaux come from the Medoc communes of Margaux, St-Julien, Pauillac, and St-Estephe in Bordeaux, where the wines are ranked into growths, from First Growth, the highest rating, down to the Fifth Growth.

Pronounced

(bore DOE)

Appearance

Dark Ruby Red

Body Style

Medium to full-bodied

Flavors

Black cherries, blackberries, currants, plums, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, licorice, smoke and herbs

Major Source

California and France (Bordeaux region)

Food Matches

  • Cheddar
  • Lamb
  • Roast Beef
  • Steaks

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