Grands Vins Sélection – professionals in all the Bordeaux appellations
Thanks to our viticultural expertise, we are able to propose wines perfectly adapted to your needs, which will add real value to your range.
Bordeaux represents around 5% of our total activity in volume terms. As well as the generic Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur appellations (65% of the volumes in the Bordeaux region), we also list, for example, the following appellations:
Vineyards which offer a wide range of products
The vineyards of Bordeaux, with their 115,000 hectares of AOC, are the most famous in the world, producing a wide spectrum of wines:
- Dry white wines: These mouth-watering wines are perfect for drinking young (within one or two years). They encompass appellations such as Pessac-Léognan, Côtes de Blaye, and Entre-deux-mers for example.
- Sweet whites and dessert wines: These golden coloured wines are suave and mouth filling with aromas of candied fruit. They can be consumed young or appreciated after several years ageing.
They are to be found in appellations such as Sauternes, Loupiac, or Sainte-Croix-du-Mont.
- Red wines: Their aromatic complexity and firm tannic structure allow these wines to develop over time. Typical appellations are the Médoc, Margaux, Saint-Estèphe, Pomerol, and Saint-Emilion.
- Rosés and « clairets » : These are bright, juicy and aromatic wines that are designed for drinking when young.
(Source : Specifications AOP Bordeaux)
A history and a climate that have forged the character of the wines of Bordeaux
It was in the 12th and 13th centuries that the Bordeaux vineyards began their ascension due to the implantation of a new grape variety: the ancestor of Cabernet. The development of international maritime commerce was responsible for the rise in distribution of the wines, in parallel with the introduction of new techniques, now familiar, such as barrel ageing.