You may be surprised to learn that Bordeaux’s white grape varieties once dominated the Bordeaux vineyard. Though Bordeaux today is famed for its red wines, the dry white wines of Bordeaux have experienced a resurgence in plantings and popularity — and they are the region’s best-kept secret for quality and value.
Representing 9% of Bordeaux’s vineyard production, dry white wines have had a unique history and evolution in the region. Groundbreaking advancements by Professor Denis Dubourdieu and his research team in Bordeaux shed light on how different factors influence the expression of the region’s most important white grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc.
Join Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW and certified Bordeaux Wine School tutor and Jean Jacques Dubourdieu for a discussion of the history and evolution of white wines in Bordeaux, as well as the groundbreaking research of Professor Denis Dubourdieu.
What are Bordeaux’s top white wine-producing appellations? Take a closer look at these specific terroirs and appellations to understand the soil types, microclimates, and vineyard and winemaking practices that influence dry white wines.
Sylvie Courselle, Winemaker at Château Thieuley joins Jean Jacques Dubourdieu of Domaine Denis Dubourdieu to offer their perspectives on producing dry white wines in part two of the series about Dry White Bordeaux.
These webinars are part of the How the Experts Tackle Bordeaux virtual learning series.