Monday, September 1, 2014

From Bloem to Bordeaux

Tonight I went to the first ultra-local event since I'm back in Bloem:
the annual PnP wine-tasting!

And there I met John X Merriman 2007

Winemaker: R. Christian
Variety: Bordeaux Blend

A Bordeaux wine is any wine produced in the region around Bordeaux, France
. Average vintages produce over 700 million bottles of Bordeaux wine, ranging from large quantities of everyday table wine, to some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world.
The vine was introduced to the Bordeaux region by the Romans, probably in the mid-1st century. Red Bordeaux is generally made from a blend of grapes. Permitted grapes are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and rarely Carménère. The vast majority of Bordeaux wine is red. The 60 Bordeaux appellations and the wine styles they represent are usually categorized into six main families, four red based on the subregions and two white based on sweetness:
  •  Red Bordeaux and Red Bordeaux Supérieur.
  •  Red Côtes de Bordeaux.
  •  Red Libourne.
  •  Red Graves and Médoc.
  •  White Dry.
  •  White Sweet.

  • Vintage demijohns