For wine tasters, working with Bordeaux is one of the biggest challenges. It is a very popular and traditional blend among French wines, and different varieties of grapes can have a dramatic influence on the taste and aroma of wine, making each wine unique. By local wine making rules, producers in Bordeaux region are allowed to use six different grape types. Most of them choose to use fewer, but the results are still excellent. When it comes to food that is best paired with these wines, smoked meat of any kind goes quite well.
- The 2018 Chateau de Camarsac Bordeaux Superieur would pair well with steak, ribs or BBQ brisket.
- Wineries on the left bank of the Gironde Estuary tend to prefer Cabernet Sauvignon, while those on the right bank favor Merlot.
- Merlot is smooth and jammy; Cabernet adds spiciness and zest.
“We also wanted to keep it simple, so despite Bordeaux allowing six grapes in their blends, this particular bottle only makes use of the two most popular and widely grown: Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.”