Unravel the complexities of Bordeaux

Bordeaux is made up of a number of different wine growing areas, or appellations.

There are 54 different appellations and each has a different soil structure or microclimate from another leading to different styles of wine being produced.

These differences are what the French refer to as terroir. It has more bearing on the finished wine than the grape variety alone and this is why Bordeaux wine labels list the appellation and not the grape varieties.

If you want to explore the differences between St Emilion and Pomerol, Margaux and Pauillac, Pessac and Graves, Sauternes and Loupiac set aside at least 4 nights and let us organise your perfect itinerary.

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