Ep 038 – Bordeaux and Aquitaine 1


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Photo from Denis Dubourdieu Domaines

 

It’s taken us a while to get to Bordeaux. To be honest, we knew it was going to be a tough subject to cover because there is so much history and information out there. Some people spend their lives studying Bordeaux and never learn it all. We knew to give a proper overview of Bordeaux we would have to have two episodes. Of course in the future we’ll definitely dive into each of Bordeaux 54 appellations, but for now we start with basics.

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Map of Bordeaux appellations by Benutzer:Domenico-de-ga at German Wikipedia

 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Bordeaux as the one of the largest of most prestigious wine region in the world
  • Geography and climate and how it affects the wine
  • Early history of Bordeaux
  • Importance of Bordeaux to Britain
  • White Bordeaux: grapes, styles, flavor characteristics and food pairings

 

 

Wine Recommendations:

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Château Reynon Sauvignon Blanc Bordeaux 2013 – priced around $15. with a medium gold color, this wine has aromas of lilies and minerals. It’s dry with medium to high acidity and flavors of Grapefruit, melon, lime oil, and flowers. This wine has a floral finish with medium body and almost creamy texture. This is defintely a food wine and paired great with butternut squash empanadas with a green tomato salsa and lime crema.

 

 

 

 

 

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Monsieur Touton Sauvignon 2013 – priced around $10. A pale gold colored wine with aromas of wet stone, wet grass, light stone fruit, and a little salt. This wine is medium to medium plus acidity and medium body with flavors of lilies, lavender, citrus, and herbs. Beautifully balance of body and acidity.

 

 

 

 

Have you tried white Bordeaux? Do you have a favorite? Leave us a comment below with your wine recommendations.

 

 

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About Betty Notto

Betty Notto is a wine lover based in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. She is the co-creator and co-host of Weekly Wine Show Podcast. Find her out in the interwebs via Twitter @weeklywineshow @bettynotto


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