Bordeaux is home to a plethora of the world’s best known wine estates. It is often carved along its rivers, with the left bank on the Atlantic Ocean side of the rivers Gironde and Garonnne, and the right bank to the right and north of the Dordogne river, which also feeds into the Gironde. The area in between the rivers is known as Entre Deux Mers – literally, ‘between two seas’ in French.
Haut-Medoc, Margaux, Pauillac, St-Estephe, St-Julien, St-Emillion, Pomerol, Sauternes
Key grape varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carmenere, Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc