Bordeaux wines are the most famous wine blends in the world.
Pessac-Léognan is a red wine from from Bordeaux's Left Bank.
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.
Black Currant, Dark Berries and Plum are typical Pessac-Léognan flavors.
Dark Floral hints (Violets) and Wet Soil (Graphite).
|TANNINS||Medium - High|
Rich Flavors and Tannins make Pessac-Léognan a perfect partner to Flavory Dishes.
Bordeaux loves Roasted Lamb and BBQ.
BBQ. Grilled. Roasts.
Roasted Potatoes and Onions.
Grilled Mushrooms (Portobello).
BBQ. Chicken. Pork. Rabbit. Game.
Roasted Lamb. Lamb Chops. Lamb Shank.
Hamburger. Cheese Burger. Bacon Burger.
Red Meat Dishes. Spareribs. Veal Chops.
Pepper Beef. T-Bone. Kobe. Entrecôte.
Filet Mignon. Filetto (Italy). Solomillo (Spain).
Hard Cow Milk Cheese. French Comté. Cheddar.
|Cabernet Sauvignon (France)|
|Lebanese Red (Lebanon)|
|Nero d'Avola (Italy)|
|Petite Sirah (USA)|
|Pinotage (South Africa)|
|Rioja Reserva (Spain)|
|Super Tuscan (Italy)|
|Touriga Nacional (Portugal)|
The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.
It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.
The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.
The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.
Bordeaux in Southwest France is the most popular wine region in the world.
The river Gironde splits the area in the famous Left Bank (Southwest) and the Right Bank (Northeast) where two very different famous blends are produced.
On the Left Bank, Cabernet Sauvignon is the primary grape.
A typical top-quality "Bordeaux Blend" consists of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 15% Merlot.
Left Bank wines are often spicy with bold tannins and are good candidates for aging.
On the Right Bank, Merlot is the primary grape.
A typical Right Bank blend consists of 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Right Bank wines are also bold, but smoother, with softer tannins and typical Merlot fruity flavors. They can age, but are more "drink me soon" style.
The Graves wine classification of 1959 covers 13 red wines and 10 white wines from 16 châteaux in Bordeaux's Graves region.
In 1987 Pessac-Léognan AOC was created with all the 16 châteaux belonging to the new AOC.
|Château de Fieuzal|
|Château Haut-Brion (also Premier Cru Classé 1855)|
|Château La Mission-Haut-Brion|
|Château La Tour-Haut-Brion|
|Domaine de Chevalier|
|Château Bouscaut Blanc|
|Château Carbonnieux Blanc|
|Château Haut-Brion Blanc|
|Château Latour-Martillac Blanc|
|Château Malartic-Lagravière Blanc|
|Château Olivier Blanc|
|Domaine de Chevalier Blanc|
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