Advanced Wine Class: Red Wines of Bordeaux

Date(s) - April 2, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits


Unlike the small parcels of land in Burgundy, Bordeaux is the largest fine red wine region in France, making the most sought after wines internationally, from retail stores, restaurants, and at wine auctions.

Bordeaux wine production is 85% red and 15% white.

The most wines in my personal cellar are from Bordeaux, many of them over 50 years old!

In this class we will discuss the five major red grapes and why they are used in the blend; geographic factors like the three rivers in Bordeaux, the proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, and the soil of each region; how vinification has changed over the last 50 years; what is the future of the Bordeaux market; and the classifications of each region and what impact they have on the price of each wine.

We will taste 10 red wines from Pauillac, St. Julien, Margaux, St. Estephe, Saint Emilion, and Pomerol.

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