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Bordeaux wine-growing

bordeaux-white-winesThe vineyards of Bordeaux are sited in the French department of the Gironde, that derives its name from the estuaries of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. The French wine-growing area does not extend to the entire department, although this is officially permitted. Not every piece of land is suitable for cultivating vines (woodland, urban areas, and arable land for maize, and tobacco). The climate of Bordeaux is very mild thanks to the presence of water in the rivers, the Gironde, and the Atlantic Ocean. Bordeaux winters are generally mild, spring comes early with abundant rain, summer is hot and mainly dry, while autumn is often calm and sunny.

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