Bordeaux Wine

Bordeaux Wine

A Bordeaux wine is any wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France, centred on the city of Bordeaux and covering the whole area of the Gironde department, with a total vineyard area of over 120,000 hectares. Average vintages produce over 700 million bottles of Bordeaux wine, ranging from large quantities of everyday table wine, to some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world.

The Bordeaux wine region is divided into subregions including Saint-Émilion, Pomerol, Médoc, and Graves. The 60 Bordeaux appellations and the wine styles they represent are usually categorized into six main families, four red based on the subregions and two white based on sweetness:

  • Red Bordeaux and Red Bordeaux Supérieur
  • Red Côtes de Bordeaux
  • Red Libourne, or “Right Bank” wines
  • Red Graves and Médoc or “Left Bank” wines
  • Dry white wines
  • Sweet white wines

Other recipes / drinks

Discover some other traditional recipes from France.

Moules marinière

Moules marinière

Ingredients: 1,75 – 2kg ofmussels 30g butter or margarine + extra (1 teaspoon) 2 shallots 15 cl dry white wine 1 teaspoon of flour Parsley Salt and Pepper   Steps: Scrape and wash well the mussels. Put them in a pan with 1 pat of butter, chopped shallots and white wine. Cook them openin a […]

Salade Lyonnaise

Salade Lyonnaise

Ingredients: 1 curly endive 120g thin slices of salted or smoked bacon chest 100 g of bread 4 eggs (extra fresh) 10g butter 1 garlic clove 1 shallot 3 tablespoons of peanut oil 1 tablespoon of sherry vinegar 1 dl of white vinegar (to poach eggs) Salt and Pepper   Steps: Wash the endive carefuly […]

Confit Canard

Confit de Canard

Ingredients: 4 duck legs 1 kg of coarse salt 1 kg of duck fat   Steps: Place half of the rock salt in the bottom of a shallow dish. Remove the top of the duck legs, then cover with the remaining salt. Cover the dish and store it in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Preheat […]

Salmonen Croute

Salmon en Croute

Ingredients: 1 salmon (filleted by the fishmonger) or 2 salmon fillets 500g puff pastry 1 bunch of fresh herbs (chervil, parsley, spinach leaves, coriander or whatever you have in the garden, according to your wishes or your tastes) Salt and pepper   Steps: Preheat the oven to 180/200°C. Roll out the puff pastry into 2 […]

Bourgoignon

Beef Bourguignon

Ingredients: 1,5 kg of beef bourguignon 200g bacon 60g butter 10 small onions 2 carrots 2 cloves of garlic 60g flour 2 large glasses of red wine – Bourgogne (50cl) 2 large glasses of meat broth (2 cubes of beef broth for 50 cl of water) 250 g mushrooms 1 bouquet of herbs Salt, Pepper […]

Melleux

Moelleux au Chocolat

Ingredients: 250g dark chocolate pastry 150g butter  + 20g for the brushing 6 eggs 200 g icing sugar 80 g flour   Steps: Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a cake pan with some paper parchment, leaving the edges to exceed smoothly, brush it withsome butter and set aside in the refrigerator. Break the chocolate […]

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