Almost no other wine region in the world is spoken of with as much reverence as Bordeaux. Experts analyze, discuss and dissect thousands of wines. Each vintage is introduced with a pomp and circumstance afforded no other region. The top tier wines command stratospheric prices making them the domain of very few. Its rich history, which reaches back centuries, is riddled with war, occupation and blight. It is simply one of the most interesting and iconic regions for wine lovers the world over.
And yet this enduring region on the coast of France, coveted by collectors, has truly humble origins beginning almost 2000 years ago as a source of cheap wine for Roman soldiers.
Bordeaux first rose to prominence in the 1100’s as the kings and queens of Europe argued and fought over title and dominance of the region ending in a preferred trading status between France and England.
The second renaissance in Bordeaux came at the hands of the Dutch who drained the marshlands and expanded plantings in the region. It was this era that forged the foundation of Bordeaux as we know it today. Its unique combination of climate and soils have for hundreds of years provided growing conditions that have allowed winemakers to hone their craft and create wines of ethereal elegance and extraordinary aging ability.
Its hallowed vineyards are now home to some of the most recognized names in the wine world. Chateau Margaux, Lafite, Latour, Mouton Rothschild and Haut-Brion attract collectors who clamour for their prestigious wines each year but the region is home to hundreds of incredibly talented growers and winemakers creating stunning values that rarely see markets beyond France.
It is within this category that we introduce an offering of carefully selected Bordeaux wines, many of which are new to the province. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for the collector or interested in delving into this prestigious wine region for yourself we encourage you to explore the world of Bordeaux with us.
Join us Saturday, September 24th from 2-6pm and learn about this fascinating and historic region!
See what Bordeaux Wines we are offering HERE!