The versatile white wines of Bordeaux

Bordeaux wine is produced in the Bordeaux region of France, and although the region is better known for producing reds, which make up the vast majority of their wine production, their white wines have been gaining in popularity in recent years. The two main white wine grapes in the region are Sauvignon Blanc, used to make dry wines, and Semillon, which is primarily used for sweeter varieties.

 

Young white Bordeaux wines tend to have a fresh, grassy, acidic taste, with deeper herbal flavours and stronger citrus notes coming through as the wine ages; however, many white Bordeaux wines are intended for early drinking. The wines which have been vinified in oak will have a deeper, richer colour and flavour with oaky undertones.

 

As the region is so huge, the category of Bordeaux wines covers a wide variety of different drinks, from everyday bottles to some of the world’s most sought-after wines which can fetch huge prices. Although the proportion of white wines produced here is small compared to the volume of red wines, there are plenty of beautifully distinctive whites being produced in regions such as Entre-Deux-Mers, Pessac-Leognan and Graves.

 

We are currently offering an affordable and delicious Bordeaux white in the form of our 2012 Chateau Lestrille-Capmartin. It is produced in Entre-Deux-Mers, the largest sub-region of Bordeaux, which is renowned for producing some of the region’s finest crisp, dry white wines. This stunning wine offers notes of fresh pink grapefruit with a hint of spicy white pepper, all underlined with a hint of oak from the aforementioned vinification process. The lively yet versatile taste is ideal for drinking alone or complementing white meat and fish, and it is available for the bargain price of just £13.95.

 

Take a look at our selection of wines and you will find a fantastic selection of Bordeaux to choose from, as well as many other great wines from France and around the world. We are frequently updating our selection so we can continue to bring you the most exciting wines, all available at great prices.

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