WHAT IS MEANT
BY BORDEAUX BLEND?
Designation for red wine made from different grape varieties that originally come from Bordeaux.
The Bordeaux blend is found all over the world.
Bordeaux blend =
CABERNET SAUVIGNON + MERLOT
possibly supplemented with:
Each grape variety has specific characteristics that complement each other in the blend.
Cabernet sauvignon: black fruit, spices, cedar wood, firm structure.
Merlot: red fruit, chocholate, rounder structure.
Bordeaux blend with a lot of cabernet sauvignon
black fruit, firm structure, ‘bite’
Bordeaux wines from the left bank (Médoc)
Bordeauxblend with a lot of merlot
red fruit, also ‘bite’ but softer mouthfeel
Bordeaux wines from the right bank (Saint-Émilion)