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Futures 2015: Appellation Bordeaux Supérieur

Bordeaux Supérieur © courteillac

AOC Bordeaux Supérior reaches across all Bordelais vineyards, the same area as the general appellation of Bordeaux. However, wines must meet more stringent requirements order to receive the designation. For example, the vines used in the production must be older than the vines used for Bordeaux AOC. The diversity of soil types reflects the large size of the region of ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Graves

Graves © Vins de Graves

The Graves appellation is found on the Left Bank of the Garonne. It is the most southern of the Bordeaux wine regions. Its 3,000 hectares are a blend of many different types of soil, including gravel, sand, clay and silt. Indeed, the appellation takes its name from its soil, as the word “Graves” is French for gravel. The red wines ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Fronsac

Fronsac © Château de La Dauphine

Located between the Dordogne and Isle rivers just outside the city of Libourne, this appellation only produces red wines. The main varietal is merlot, though it is blended with small amounts of cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon. The wines of Fronsac are full-bodied, opulent and powerful, with firm tannins. Red fruits and spice dominate the nose. These are wines with ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Listrac

Listrac 2

Spread over 600 hectares, Listrac is the smallest AOC in the Médoc. Its soils are a blend of clay and gravel. Cabernet sauvignon offers structure and power, with merlot providing its fruit-driven aromas. A smaller, though still important, percentage of petit verdot and cabernet franc are also grown. Listrac benefits from several years of ageing, as they are powerful and ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Moulis

Moulis - Ch.Poujeaux

The Moulis appellation is found in the center of the Médoc. It is spread over nearly 610 hectares, yet is only eight kilometres wide. Its vines are sensitive to temperature variations, since it does not benefit from the moderating influence of the Garonne. As with its other Médocain neighbors, the main grapes planted in Moulis are cabernet sauvignon and merlot. ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Lalande-de-Pomerol

Lalande de Pomerol © Fleur de Boüard

Lalande-de-Pomerol is separated from its neighbor Pomerol by a small branch of the Barbanne River. Merlot dominates production, though cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and malbec are also cultivated in its 1,200 hectares. Gravel and sandy soils make up the terroir. Wines from Lalande-de-Pomerol are powerful and expressive, often with unexpectedly strong tannins. 2015 in Lalande-de-Pomerol Spotlight on the 2015 vintage: 2015 ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Barsac

Barsac- doisy_daene

Barsac is located within the larger Sauternes region. Like its neighbor, Barsac makes delicious sweet dessert wines. The wines from this 460-hectare AOC are made from sémillon, sauvignon blanc and muscadelle, and grown on clay limestone soils with pockets of gravel and sand. The low-lying lands are perfect for the development of Noble Rot, or Botrytis Cinerea. When this fungus ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux

Castillon montlandrie

Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux used to be known as Cotes de Castillon and was renamed in 2009. The appellation produces only red wines. Merlot is the principal grape, though some cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon are also blended. The AOC spreads over nearly 3,000 hectares, with a mix of sand, gravel, limestone, and alluvial soils. The resulting wines are elegant ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Pauillac

Pauillac- Lynch Bages

The appellation of Pauillac takes its name from the eponymous city in the heart of the Médoc. Its 1,200 hectares of vines thrive in the area’s high-quality gravel and rock soils and temperate climate. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and petit verdot grow on a gentle slope facing the Garonne. Pauillac’s ageing potential is unrivaled. The wines are aromatic and intense, with ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Saint-Julien

©Branaire Ducru

Saint-Julien is the smallest appellation in the Médoc. Its 910 hectares of vineyards benefit from high-quality gravel and marl soils. Saint Julien is particularly known for the ageing potential of its wines. They are also notable for their balance and equilibrium, both powerful and subtle at once. The appellation is home to 11 crus classes from the 1855 classification. 2015 ... Read More »

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