Happy Wine Wednesday! Today’s wine comes from the gorgeous and delicious Bordeaux region. Its warm, smoky terroir will transport you across the ocean, I swear!
I know, I know. Bordeaux. Never enough. This fantastic 2011 is everything a fine Bordeaux offers: dry and earthy with deep raisin and fig fruit. Lovely mocha and cocoa round out this rich and smoky full-bodied red. With a long finish like this, you just might not need a second bottle. Might.
Bordeaux blends tend to be mostly Merlot grapes with smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon resulting in fine, structured wines. Other varietals such as Petit Verdot and Malbec may be used later in the process. But Bordeaux wines are not measured by the type of grape but the specific factors of soil and terroir, weather, and location of the village! Like most wine regions, climate and location are key and the Bordeaux region prides itself on mild and moderate weather nearly year-round.
Drink now. Drink often. Set aside if you dare. Enjoy!