The region of Bordeaux is famed for producing great quality red wines, producing approximately 960 million bottles per year! The region is one of the most visited in France because of the famed wine production as well as historic buildings and walks along the river banks, the city has been awarded the ‘European Best Destination 2015‘.
Bordeaux is one of, if not the most popular wine in the World, producing 75/80% red wines and white wine making up the remaining 20/25%. Located in south west France on the Atlantic coast, the region has two main rivers, the Dordogne and the Garonne which are estuaries for the Gironde River.
Bordeaux is home to some of the most sought-after wines in the World, with wine production over 2,000 years, the regions vineyards have a wealth of experience and know exactly which grape varieties grow best and thrive in the local climate.
Location: South-West France
Nearest Airport: Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport
About Glassware for Bordeaux Wines
A typical glass for Bordeaux wine features long stem, a large bowl that narrows slightly towards the opening with a large capacity. Most manufacturers create glasses specifically for Bordeaux because of its popularity, it’s seen as the benchmark for red wine. Popular grape varieties that are used in the Bordeaux region include Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, these two grapes produced in other areas of the World also work perfectly in a Bordeaux style glass.
5 facts about Bordeaux
1 – 290,000 Vineyard Acres within the region
2 – Most popular grape varieties include: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Semillion, and Sauvignon Blanc
3 – There are 2 x more Merlot plantings than Cabernet Sauvignon
4 – Regions within Bordeaux include: Medoc, Graves, Entre-Deux-Mers, Saint Emilion, Pomerol and Fronsac
5 – Bordeaux is the ninth largest city in France
If you love wine from the historic region of Bordeaux, be sure to check out our selection of glassware for Bordeaux wines and see what a difference a specified glass makes to your wine drinking enjoyment.