Worlds Best Wine Region

Are you planning a trip to Bordeaux, France? If so then you might want to tour the wine region that’s become world-famous for red and white wines. If you’re in the region then you’ll likely want to enjoy experiences like touring vineyards and wine-tasting. You can improve your experience by knowing some of the most famous wines produced in the region.

They include:
Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

This type of wine resulted in the 1600s through an accident blending of two grape plants. That included a red Cabarnet Franc plant and Sauvignon Blanc plant. This resulted in the most popular type of wine grape among Americans.

Cabarnet Sauvignon is a red grape that’s well-known for having a thick and sturdy skin. It’s also very resistant to various climates. After the variety was invented it was then used by various French winemakers who were looking for grape plants that were durable yet easy to grow. The grape became famous in the region of Bordeaux.

The grape became popular among winemakers due to the grape’s high level of tannins. That allowed the wine to evolve for several years in a bottle. They also learned that it responded well while in oak since it produced new flavors from the wine.

This resulted in a strong wine with mid-levels of acidity. It was an excellent choice when paired with food. The grapes were then blended with others like Merlot. This resulted in the Bordeaux blend.

Merlot

Merlot

This word translates from French to “The Little Blackbird” It’s the US’ second most popular red grape wine following Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s well-known for being soft and ripe. The Merlots are red wines that are easy to drink on their own and also pair well with food. This is a grape variety that’s often recommended for people who are trying red wine for the first time.

Historians believe the wine was first used to produce wine in the late 1700s. That’s when a Bordeaux winemaker added the grape to the list of ingredients for his wine blend. The grape then became popular throughout Bordeaux. In particular, it became famous for adding a soft and full fruit to a wine when companies with the Cabernet Sauvignon.

In fact, the combination of these two types of grapes formed a combination that became the main ingredients for Bordeaux blends. The wines have become some of the most popular wines throughout the world. As this happened Merlot wines became more popular. The grapes were used to make 100% Merlot wines in California.

Malbec

Malbec

This wine has become very popular during the past decade including on the US market. The red wine is smooth and has many fruit flavors. It’s interesting to note that the grape became very popular in recent years although it’s tough to remember that due to the high popularity of the grape variety.

Malbec was first used in France and was mostly used in the country’s Bordeaux blend. The grape can also be used as a pure Malbec wine that’s become popular today. However, historically it’s been used for blends in France.