The Bordeaux grape varieties are known all over the world. All of them have travelled and happily settled in other wine regions. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are found almost everywhere today. Cabernet Franc is making its way towards global fame as is Petit Verdot, albeit on a lesser scale. Malbec is much more planted in Mendoza than in Bordeaux today. Carmenère is all but extinct in Bordeaux but has found a new home in Chile.
Also the white Bordeaux grapes are spread around the world. Sauvignon Blanc of course, but now also Sémillon is getting more and more attention in countries like South Africa and Argentina. It is a brilliant grape, in many ways more complex than Sauvignon Blanc. Join is on our spring tour to Bordeaux and taste all these grapes in their home country.
The Bordeaux wine tour takes place in May. Book now!