If you’re standing in Bordeaux facing west, toward the ocean, the “Left Bank” is south of the Garonne and Gironde rivers. On the Left Bank (Médoc and Graves) Cabernet Sauvignon comprises approximately two-thirds of the blend and Merlot, Cabernet Franc and the other varieties make up the remainder. These proportions may vary greatly depending on the exact commune and château. The inky Petit Verdot, the last grape in Bordeaux to ripen, is occasionally added on the Left Bank in minute quantities for color, depth and exotic perfume; it is essentially non-existent on the Right Bank. With some of the premier chateau from the top AOP we will run the gambit from Medoc to Graves.
Home Fridays Uncorked: Bordeaux Ð Left Bank
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Sep 25, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm