Crémant and Ducru Beaucaillou Bordeaux Wines
CRÉMANT DE BORDEAUX (A.O.C.)
Conscious that sparkling AOC Bordeaux wines produced according to traditional methods are original and unique, winemakers and professionals in Bordeaux decided to apply rigorous rules to the making of these wines.
Thus was born the Crémant de Bordeaux AOC in 1990. These sparkling wines are fine and perfumed, very pleasant as an aperitif, to round off a meal, or even with food. Made with white Bordeaux that meers the AOC requirements, and sometimes with the must of red grapes used to make white wines, Crémants have less of a reputation than other sparkling AOC wines that are made in a similar wayrhis is due to the small quantity of Crémant de Bordeaux produced. The term methode champenoise was once
Côte Montpezat, Côtes de Saint-Macaire and Côtes de Bourg Wines
Côte Montpezat Bordeaux Wine
Dating from the very beginning of the seventeenth century, as the date carved above the fireplace prove, this property can rightly be proud of its rich and very long history. In the middle of the domain is an old well, which still resounds with voices and peals of laughter. If you listen carefully, it tells of the joys and sorrows of pilgrims on their way to Saint James of Compostela who, from the tenth to the fifteenth centuries, stopped here to quench their thirst.
These days the waters are just as pure, but their level is a little lower. This is because the property's owner, like Jesus at the wedding at Cana, contemplated the vineyard's potential and used his powers to change water into wine. Like the pilgrims of the Middle Ages, the vine stocks soak up strength, vigor, and sap from this generous terroir.But, if nature allows us to work miracles, it does require our assistance!
Cadillac, Cérons and Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Wines
Brokers from Bordeaux
Brokers' perfect knowledge of the region allow them to act as go-betweens for the grower and merchant. They advise buyers and sellers and make sure that there are no disputes between them; they never do a deal for themselves.
Cadillac (A.O.C.)Bordeaux Wine
Cadillac is a very ancient town; part of it is still enclosed by the ruins of a wall erected in 1280 by Jean de Grailly, Mayor of Buch. The town contains the chateau of the Dues d'Épernon, built between 1600 and 1650. Created in 1973, the Cadillac AOC has undergone dramatic changes. It is classified for its sweet white wines, which must come from over-ripe grapes affected by noble rot that have been picked in a series of selective harvests.
Interprofessional Council and Closiot Bordeaux Wine
CIVB Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux
(lnterprofessional Council of Bordeaux Wine)
The idea of a joint-trade organization for Bordeaux was first proposed by F. Ginester, an owner and merchant, after World War I. It initially rook shape as an association: the Union de laPropriete et du Commerce (Union of Property and Trade). Only after World War II, on the initiative of Girondin members of parliament (including the Vice-president of the National Assembly, E. Liquard), did the stare create, by a law dated August 18, 1948, the Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux.
Bordeaux Cotes de Francs
Bordeaux Cotes de Francs (A.O.C.)
The village of Francs, for which this Bordeaux AOC is named, is located near the border of the Dordogne region. Its origins go back to the sixth century. In 507, after the Battle of Vouillé, Clovis I, King of the Francs, fought Alaric II, King of the Visigoths, and conquered the region of Aquitaine. A detachment of the Frankish army set up camp on the site of the village, which was named "Ad Francos" and later Francs.
As in neighboring regions from Bordeaux, vines have been planted here since ancient times. Far from major highways, the region is calm and pleasant. Its hills, often capped with ruins of windmills and dovecots, are covered in vines; in the lower part of the valley are meadows and farmland.
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