Bordeaux wines are ready for summer and early fall enjoyment.
France’s largest winemaking region makes a wide – WIDE – array of styles. Many to most of these wines can be enjoyed lightly chilled to properly cold during the hottest months of the year. Time to say “Santé!”
From dry to lightly-sweet whites, pale to boldly-colored rosés and bubblies even to reds that welcome an ice bath, Bordeaux can serve any summer wine occasion with flair while doing it at a very comfortable price point. That’s right! Bordeaux’s über-pricey, age-worthy wines make up only a tiny portion of its production. (Really, about only 10%!) What’s more, this vast majority of the region’s wines still taste of elegance, gravitas and the actual dirt (ahem…terroir) from which they come.
And frankly, Bordeaux wines, whatever their colors or styles, tend to offer a higher quality-to-value ratio when compared to all other French regions. Does that sound contradictory to what you think of when you think of Bordeaux? Please read on below!
These ideas are only the starting points for why Bordeaux should be a go-to wine, whatever the color or occasion. Keep in mind, too, that it is worth being creative with your gathering occasions! The traditional holidays of Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day are only the start. Integrate French holidays, too! The summer solstice and music holiday of Fête de la Music, the weeks of the Tour de France cycling challenge and Bastille Day (July 14th), and of course, the month of August all offer fun reasons to gather around a nice bottle of wine. Here’s to Bordeaux!
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Article written by Christy Canterbury, Master of Wine