Bordeaux vineyards appellations by Delices and Gourmandises
Reflecting a rigorous selection, Delices and Gourmandises’ wine cellar contains several wines from the Bordeaux region, including red wines appellations.
Delices and Gourmandises’ inclination towards Bordeaux appellations
For over 80 years, the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) is the hallmark of a land worked by generations of winemakers to maintain a tradition of quality. True to its name, and according to the standards defined by the I.N.A.O. (National Institute of Appellations of Origin), the AOC Bordeaux was initially limited to the Gironde, where Delices and Gourmandises went to make its selection.
In terms of varieties, which are also regulated, the main ones are Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings its tannic structure, and Merlot, with a velvety texture. Some blends also include Cabernet Franc for its roundness and spicy aromas. The wine is also controlled with a Guyot-type pruning, a density of 2500 to 3000 feet per hectare, giving a yield of 60 hl/ha with an alcohol content between 10% and 13.5% volume.
So it’s been a long time since the Bordeaux appellation designated wines from the port of Bordeaux or Libourne.
Tough choice for Delices and Gourmandises among all great Bordeaux wines
AOC Bordeaux is the best selling Bordeaux appellation in the world. The entry-level and top Bordeaux constitute about 45% of production. Then there are the Côtes with 13%, the Libourne group, Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, with nearly 11% of the total, followed by the Médoc and Graves. The production of white wines such as Entre-Deux-Mers reaches 10%, not to mention the soft and sweet wines like Sauternes.
Among the Bordeaux selected by Delices and Gourmandises, AOC Château Grand Jean with its red fruits aromas has to be mentioned, along with the well-balanced AOP Château Le Vinata.