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Just Announced! THE ‘WINE UP’

An All Star Bordeaux Wine Line Up is coming to Liverpool Waterfront with 8 Pavilions!

Featuring fruity red favourites, new wave whites and rosé to rock your world – Bordeaux Wine Festival is bringing the hits.

BORDEAUX & BORDEAUX SUPÉRIEUR

With 2 AOCs (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) – Protected Designation of Origin to discover, learn about the red wines produced throughout the Bordeaux vineyards, which make up 50% of the region’s production.

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Bordeaux

Like with a teabag that has not been left long to infuse, these wines have not macerated long, only a few days, with the aim of putting the focus on the fruit rather than the extraction of tannins. Available as very young wines, they offer delicious red fruit aromas. The wines can be rounded off with woody notes if aged in oak casks.

Grape Varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

Pairing Ideas: Light meals such as white meat, gaspacho, tartares, carpaccio, quiches, pizza, salads, sushi, fish, fresh fruit, ice creams and sorbets.

Bordeaux Supérieur

These wines are an intense red color, with a remarkably rich aroma and smooth and rounded tannins.

Grape Varieties: Merlot dominates

Pairing Ideas: Generous dishes such as red meat, tajines, spicy dishes, pasta, risotto, hamburgers, cheese, chocolate-based desserts.

For more information go to: Bordeaux.com

BORDEAUX DRY WHITES, ROSÉS & CRÉMANTS DE BORDEAUX

Choose from 6 AOCs from Bordeaux including lively & fruity Bordeaux Dry Whites & beautifully light Bordeaux Rosés wines that give you a glass full of ocean freshness.

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6 AOC (protected designation of origin) from Bordeaux to discover:

• Bordeaux Blanc
• Entre-Deux-Mers
• Bordeaux Rosé
• Bordeaux Clairet
• Crémant blanc de Bordeaux
• Crémant rosé de Bordeaux

Bordeaux Dry Whites

Made mostly with Sauvignon grapes, these wines that burst with freshness, bare the ardour of the ocean’s spray and the authenticity of our land.
Lively and fruity whites (AOC Entre-deux-Mers, Bordeaux Blanc) also generally come from a careful blend and ageing in vats. They are best drunk young, with light dishes such as salads, seafood, grilled fish, white meat and goat’s cheese.

Rosés de Bordeaux

The grape varieties used for rosé are directly influenced by their cultivation close to the ocean. You can feel the ocean freshness in your glass!
To preserve this freshness, wine makers have evolved their techniques: they harvest early in the morning, press the grapes immediately and use cold vinification. Rosé demands its own particular know-how.
Rosé wines, the vast majority of current production, have a beautiful light colour with delicate red fruit aromas and are very refreshing.

Bordeaux Clairet

This regional gem has an intense raspberry colour and is slightly tannic in mouth. They go best with light dishes such as tapas, salads, pizza, charcuterie, grilled meats and fruits.

Crémants de Bordeaux

Effervescent and delicate, the Crémants de Bordeaux (white or rosé) have fine bubbles, delicate aromas and great freshness in the mouth. They go best with your aperitif, seafood, carpaccio, white meats, and chocolate or red fruit desserts.

For more information go to: Bordeaux.com

SWEET BORDEAUX

Grapes for sweet wines are harvested much later – usually one to two months after the point at which they would be picked for other wines. Purposefully left on the vine past the point at which they reach peak ripeness, concentrating their sugar content and enabling the production of a much sweeter wine.

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Sweet Bordeaux

7 AOC (protected designation of origin) from Bordeaux to discover:
• Saint-Croix-du-Mont
• Loupiac
• Cadillac
• Premières Côtes de Bordeaux
• Saint-Macaire
• Cérons
• Bordeaux Supérieur

In Bordeaux, a unique microclimate allows for the development of sweet white wines with an intense flavour. Thanks to the morning mists and the hot afternoons, the grape bunches burst with aromas. The grapes, primarily of the Sémillon variety, are purposefully over-ripened.
They are harvested slightly earlier for sweet wines in order to extract a lighter juice. Fruit of a long labour both in the fields and the winery, sweet Bordeaux white wines offer a fruity sweetness and an exceptional aromatic richness.

Grape Varieties: Sémillon, Sauvignon, Muscadelle

Pairing Ideas: Sweet, salty or spiced dishes such as sushi, foie gras, spicy or exotic dishes, blue cheeses, desserts, fresh fruit.

For more information go to: Bordeaux.com

CÔTES DE BORDEAUX

The wines from this region are round, velvety, subtle and perfumed with red fruits and are best when aged a few years and served with refined dishes.

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Côtes de Bordeaux

9 AOCs (protected designation of origin) from Bordeaux to discover:
Blaye
• Blaye – Côtes de Bordeaux
• Cadillac – Côtes de Bordeaux
• Castillon – Côtes de Bordeaux
• Francs – Côtes de Bordeaux
• Côtes de Bordeaux
• Côtes de Bourg
• Graves de Vayres
• Sainte-Foy Bordeaux

From the right bank of the Garonne river, these wines are produced on the hills and slopes that are dominated by the Merlot variety (for red wines). The wines from this region are round, velvety, subtle and perfumed with red fruits and are best when aged a few years and served with refined dishes.

Red Grape Varieties: Merlot dominates

Pairing Ideas (Red): Generous dishes such as red meat, tajines, spicy dishes, pasta, risotto, hamburgers, cheese, chocolate-based desserts.
Pairing Ideas (White) With fresh and fruity white wines from Côtes de Bordeaux, to drink young, with fine and light dishes such as salads, seafood, grilled fish, white meat and goat cheese.

For more information go to: Bordeaux.com

MÉDOC

These wines have a reputation of being characterful, refined, with a strong persistent aroma both to the nose and on the palate.

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Médoc

8 AOC (controlled designation of origin) from Bordeaux to discover:
• Médoc
• Haut-Médoc
• Saint-Estèphe
• Pauillac
• Saint-Julien
• Listrac-Médoc
• Moulis en Médoc
• Margaux

From the left bank of the Garonne river, these wines are produced on exceptional land dominated by the Cabernet Sauvignon variety. Famous for its Grands Crus, the region is home to many castles.
These wines have a reputation of being characterful, refined, with a strong persistent aroma both to the nose and on the palate.

Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Pairing Ideas: Flavorsome dishes such as meats in sauce, risotto, hard cheese, chocolate desserts or red fruit desserts.

For more information go to: Bordeaux.com

GRAVES – SAUTERNES

Graves-Sauternes is the birth place of Bordeaux wines. The Graves and Sauternes regions offer a formidable diversity of prestigious wines in red, dry and sweet white wines.

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Graves – Sauternes

5 AOCs (protected designation of origin) from Bordeaux to discover:
• Graves
• Graves Supérieurs
• PessacLéognan
• Sauternes
• Barsac

The Graves, Graves Supérieurs, Pessac-Léognan, Sauternes and Barsac appellations extend over 7,500 hectares on the left bank of the Garonne, divided between red (53%) and white (47%) grape varieties. 28 Crus Classés from 1855, among which the famous Château Uqyem and Haut-Brion, and 16 Crus Classés of Graves, ensure the reputation of this region. Also available to discover from these 5 appellations: cheaper reds, whites and sweet wines.

Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet, Sauvignon, Merlot
White Grape Varieties: Sémillon, Sauvignon, Muscadelle

Pairing Ideas (Red): Flavorsome dishes such as meats in sauce, risotto, hard cheese, chocolate desserts or red fruits desserts.
Pairing Ideas (White): White wines from Graves and Pessac-Léognan appellations are structured and generous wines. They go well with delicate dishes such as sauces, risotto, hard cheese and can be drink for several years.
Pairing Ideas (Sweet): Sweet wines from Sauternes and Barsac appellations: sweet and sour dishes such as sushis, foie gras, exotic dishes, blue cheeses, gastronomic desserts and fresh fruits.

For more information go to: Bordeaux.com

SAINT-ÉMILION – POMEROL – FRONSAC

The wines from this region are round, velvety, subtle and perfumed with red fruits and are best when aged a few years and served with refined dishes.

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Saint-Émilion – Pomerol – Fronsac

10 AOC (protected designation of origin) from Bordeaux to discover:
• Saint-Émilion
• Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
• Lussac Saint-Émilion
• Puisseguin Saint-Émilion
• Montagne Saint-Émilion
• Saint-Georges Saint-Émilion
• Pomerol
• Lalande de Pomerol
• Fronsac
• Canon Fronsac

The Saint-Emilion – Pomerol – Fronsac region has 10 of the most prestigious appellations in all of French wine production. Listed crus or small properties, these castles all have one thing in common: the small size of their plots.
The wines from this region are round, velvety, subtle and perfumed with red fruits and are best when aged a few years and served with refined dishes.

Grape Varieties: Merlot dominates

Pairing Ideas: Generous dishes such as red meat, tajines, spicy dishes, pasta, risotto, hamburgers, cheese, chocolate-based desserts.

For more information go to: Bordeaux.com

Everyday Bordeaux

The Everyday Bordeaux UK Selection is a list of wines chosen by experts to represent excellent quality and value. Bordeaux has amazing wines to offer every wine drinker, whatever their tastes, budget and occasion.

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Everyday Bordeaux

Scratch the surface of Bordeaux Wines and you’ll find an enormous variety of wines that you may not have expected – Crisp whites, delicate rosés and tantalising sparkling wines sit alongside fruity reds all waiting to be discovered by you. It is true that Bordeaux is home to many of the most famous wines in the world, but it also has amazing wines to offer every wine drinker, whatever their tastes, budget and occasion.

The Everyday Bordeaux UK Selection is a list of wines chosen by experts to represent excellent quality and value across the key styles and appellations of Bordeaux. Importantly they are all easily available to buy in the UK for between £6-£20, allowing you to keep enjoying your new favourites after you discover them at our pavilion!

For more information & full list of wines available go to: Bordeaux.com