Bordeaux is best known for its production of red wines, where grapes such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc thrive. The two river banks, the left bank (Médoc and Pessac-Léognan) and the right bank (Saint-Émilion and Pomerol), each have their own unique characteristics. Médoc wines are often powerful and tannic, while Saint-Émilion wines are known for their softness and elegance.
Château Margaux, Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Latour and Château Haut-Brion are some of the famous châteaux that have cemented Bordeaux's reputation as a center of wine excellence. Bordeaux wines are characterized by complexity, balance and the ability to mature beautifully with age.
Bordeaux's wine production is regulated by a classification system that identifies castles based on their historical performance and quality. The Bordeaux region is not only known for its wines, but also for its magnificent castles that adorn the landscape and attract wine lovers from all over the world.