There are really many wine regions in the world, but maybe two or three can boast of a brand like French Bordeaux. I am in a hurry to explain, that yes, this name has a lot in common with the color maroon, or basically the color of Bordeaux. There is no maroon color, because the wine is Bordeaux, not maroon, even if it is maroon.

Anyway, Bordeaux is home to the most famous, the most prestigious wine brands, which is produced in roughly nine thousand vineyards and is sealed in almost seven hundred million bottles each year. Of course, not all of them are the best vintages of the finest labels, but also excellent table wines. No other region can boast of such a wealth of wine tastes and aromas. Original Bordeaux wines are produced in vineyards called chateaux, that is, with French locks. In the past, each vineyard had its own little castle or at least a mansion, but today it is no longer so.

Bordeaux is a great place to grow wine. The climate here is mild, winters are never harsh, there is roughly the same amount of rain each year, and the whole area is flat, irrigated with the waters of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers. These rivers divide Bordeaux into three regions, Left Bank, Right Bank and Intermarium, each of which is famous for its slightly different wines, but everywhere the vineyards are the centerpiece of the landscape, occupying approximately one hundred and twenty thousand hectares.

The first wine from Bordeaux vineyards was obtained by the Romans, known for their love of wine made from grapes. However, it is not them that Bordeaux owes its fame, but the English, who several hundred years later extended their sovereignty over the area and began exporting wine on a large scale, almost unheard of before in history, and which was only the humble beginning of it, what is happening today. W 1855 In the year, a certain Napoleon Bonaparte was involved in the production of wine, known to most of his love of warfare and the creation of short-lived state creations, and the wine lovers of it, that he was the first to initiate the classification of Bordeaux wines. Back then, however, this classification was much simpler than today, because the position of a given species was determined by sales statistics and income obtained by producers. Although currently the classification is based on completely different factors, The five division of vineyards proposed at that time continues to apply cru.

In practice, Bordeaux wines are not unrivaled. Equally tasty, and sometimes even tastier, there are wines from other regions of France, and also from Italy, Chile or Portugal. Tradition, however, obliges and it is Bordeaux wines that are the most expensive and most sought after. But when you find one, it is not easy to read, what kind of drink fell into our hands. Descriptions on the labels of Bordeaux wines always include belonging to one of the 57 appeal (AC Bordeaux or AC Bordeaux Supérieur are just two of the most popular), but wines from both Brzegi and the Intermarium are also classified according to the internal markings of the vineyards. Moreover, some of the classifications are suspended (mainly for legal reasons), and others, although, as a rule, they function, are being rebuilt, refreshed or changed every few years, and for some it is even a tradition (so it is in the appeals of St-Émilion and St-Émilion Grand Cru, which renew their classification every decade).

Regardless of the divisions, however, what are written on the labels, Bordeaux wines are united by fact, that the vast majority of them are in fact blends of varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, malbec and petit verdot (are red varieties, the most famous and responsible for the color of the local wine) oraz semillon, sauvignon blanc and muscadelle, which are white varieties, mainly used to make sweet wines.