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Bordeaux

Bordeaux, the vast region along the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers which conjoin at the city of Bordeaux to form the Gironde Estuary, is home to some of the world's most classic grape varieties.  Best known for Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the region is also home to Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Carmenere.  For whites, the district produces wines from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semilllon, often with a touch of Muscadelle.

Broadly, the region is divided into three primary districts: The Left Bank (Medoc and Graves) where Cabernet Sauvignon predominates, the Right Bank (Saint Emilion, Pomerol and various satellite appellations) where Merlot predominates and the primary Cab is Cabernet France, and the hilly region between the two rivers, including Entre Deux Mers, Bordeaux Superieur and others.

Terroir's portfolio includes a range of Bordeaux wines, from basic Bordeaux Rouge to Graves and Saint Emilion, and the unique Chateau M,  a "Vin de France" from the Bergerac region just to the east of Bordeaux, and made of 100% pure Merlot (red) and Semillion (white).

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chateau la perriere (Bordeaux Rouge)

La Perriere is composed of 67% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc.  Soft and plummy, and took a Silver at the Paris Concours!

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Chateau Charrier (Bordeaux Rouge)

Classic Bordeaux from a vineyard planted to 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. Clean and balanced, with notes of plum and mineral.

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Chateau Cazenave (Saint Emilion Rouge)

Composed of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc from vines averaging 40 years.  Grown in gravelly siliceous soils, the wine is elegant and balanced with great ageing potential.

Chateau La Fleur Clemence (Graves Blanc)

A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Sauvignon Gris, this pale gold wine shows notes of citrus and white peach. Fresh, fruity, and well balanced, with good acidity and a lingering finish.  

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Chateau Tour Chapoux (Bordeaux Rouge)

Tour Chapoux, a lush and fruity Bordeaux from vineyards just northeast of the city of Bordeaux in Entre Deux Mers, is produced of a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

The Comin family have been making wine since 1884.  The estate has a long history dating back to the thirteenth century, when The Order of the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem set up a commandry there. Today, the mediaeval buildings have long since gone, but there is a charming eighteenth century farmhouse which the Comins have restored.

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