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The Generic Bordeaux AOCs are the AOCs for wine from the entire Bordeaux wine region of southwestern France, that for various reasons are applied to wine that is not identifed by a specific regional appellation. These are divided into AOCs for red wine, dry white wine, sweet white wine, sparkling wine, rosé, and clairet.

Bordeaux AOC[edit]

Bordeaux AOC
Wine region
Type Appellation d'origine contrôlée
Year established 1936
Country France
Part of Bordeaux
Climate region Oceanic climate
Total area 44,000 hectares
Varietals produced Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Cabernet Franc Petit Verdot
Malbec
Wine produced 2,500,000 hectolitres

A red wine identified simply by the appellation Bordeaux is the most common and inexpensive wine from the region. The terms set by INAO (Institut National des Appellations d'Origine) determine that the maximum yield is no more than 55 hectolitres per hectare, and the alcohol level must be between 10 and 13%. The grape varieties that may be blended are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, possibly with small amounts of Petit Verdot and Malbec.






Bordeaux Supérieur AOC
Wine region
Type Appellation d'origine contrôlée
Year established 1936
Country France
Part of Bordeaux
Climate region Oceanic climate
Total area 10,000 hectares
Varietals produced Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Petit Verdot, Malbec
Wine produced 530,000 hectolitres

Bordeaux Supérieur AOC[edit]

Defined by the same geographical boundaries as the Bordeaux AOC, the Bordeaux Supérieur regulations are more strict in terms of yield and ageing. The terms of INAO determine that the grapes come from older vines from selected plots, where the maximum yield is no more than 50 hectolitres per hectare, and that the wine be aged by the producer for no less than 12 months.

As with Bordeaux AOC wine the varieties used are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, and the alcohol level must be between 10 and 13%.






Bordeaux Sec AOC
Wine region
Type Appellation d'origine contrôlée
Year established 1936
Country France
Part of Bordeaux
Climate region Oceanic climate
Total area 6,740 hectares
Varietals produced Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
Muscadelle
Wine produced 418,650 hectolitres

Bordeaux Sec AOC[edit]

The grape varieties that may be used in the blends of Bordeaux Sec AOC wine are Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Muscadelle.

The terms set by INAO determine the wine must be absolutely dry and not surpass 4 grams of residual sugars per litre.

Dry white Bordeaux Sec wines are made






Bordeaux Clairet AOC
Wine region
Type Appellation d'origine contrôlée
Year established 1936
Country France
Part of Bordeaux
Climate region Oceanic climate
Total area 925 hectares
Varietals produced Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Petit Verdot, Malbec
Wine produced 52,000 hectolitres

Bordeaux Clairet AOC[edit]

According to the traditional product that was exported from Bordeaux to England during the Middle Ages, known as French Claret. These wines established the influence of Bordeaux as a wine-making region.

The clairet's colour is light red, has more power and character than a rosé, and less tannin than a Bordeaux. While it may be composed of the same grape varieties as normal Bordeaux, it will chiefly consist of Merlot. Its maceration process may last for up to two days, as opposed to the 4-5 hourse of a rosé, and sometimes be held in short storage in oak.

The terms set by INAO state that the quality constraints are as other Bordeaux AOC setting the maximum yield at 55 hectolitres per hectare, and the wine be subject to chemical analysis and an official tasting.







Bordeaux Rosé AOC
Wine region
Type Appellation d'origine contrôlée
Year established 1936
Country France
Part of Bordeaux
Climate region Oceanic climate
Total area 3,300 hectares
Varietals produced Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Petit Verdot, Malbec
Wine produced 180,000 hectolitres

Bordeaux Rosé AOC[edit]

Rosé.. As as other Bordeaux AOC setting the maximum yield at 55 hectolitres per hectare, and the wine be subject to chemical analysis and an official tasting.






Bordeaux Moelleux AOC
Wine region
Type Appellation d'origine contrôlée
Country France
Part of Bordeaux
Climate region Oceanic climate
Varietals produced Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Muscadelle

Bordeaux Moelleux AOC[edit]

anywhere in the Bordeaux region. They have a sugar level greater than 4 grams per litre.






Bordeaux Supérieur AOC
Wine region
Type Appellation d'origine contrôlée
Country France
Part of Bordeaux
Climate region Oceanic climate
Varietals produced Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Muscadelle

Bordeaux Supérieur AOC (moelleux)[edit]

anywhere in the Bordeaux region. They have a sugar level greater than 4 grams per litre.






Crémant de Bordeaux AOC
Wine region
Type Appellation d'origine contrôlée
Country France
Part of Bordeaux
Climate region Oceanic climate

Crémant de Bordeaux AOC[edit]

This appellation sets the standars for a sparkling wine produced by the champenoise method.







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