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Bordeaux is the largest wine region in the world. There are more than 7,500 different producers with close to 120,000 planted hectares of vines, making close to 75 million cases of wine today each year in Bordeaux.
Bordeaux has been a popular wine region for thousands of years. The Ancient Romans were the first people to begin cultivating the region.
However, what we know of as Bordeaux today has its roots starting in the 1600’s, with much of the region being cultivated the following century.
Bordeaux can be divided into the Left Bank and the Right Bank.
In the Left Bank, you find the major appellations of Medoc, Pauillac, Saint Estephe, Margaux and Pessac Leognan.
Bordeaux wines from the Left Bank are famous for their ability to age and evolve for years or even decades.
The Right Bank of Bordeaux is where you find the best wines in the world made from Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The two most famous appellations in the Right Bank are Saint Emilion and Pomerol.
Bordeaux is one of the best wines in the world. These wines were reserved for kings in the past.
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