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Bordeaux’s unexpected side: small vineyards with big personalities

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Small vineyards with Big personalities
Bordeaux: The Unexpected Side

The Left and Right Banks have long commanded the industry’s attention. Graves-Sauternes is where the true soul of Bordeaux lies. Backed by passionate vignerons with impressive viticultural lineages, the wines created in this special corner of the world have never taken the trendy—or easy—path. Instead, they have produced high-quality bottles that range from red to dry, sweet to affordable, and everything in between. This diversity of world-class wines has only been made possible by the artisanal techniques, innovation, and, above all, the bold spirit of the local families who continue to pioneer the region’s wines forward day in and day out.

PICTURED CHÂTEAU LUSSEAU, IMAGE COURTESY OF FAVOREAT DESIGN

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Known as the ‘Original Bordeaux,’ the Graves-Sauternes region is made up of four main sub-regions: Graves, Pessac-Léognan, Sauternes and Barsac. In the Graves-Sauternes region, more than 450 vine growers cultivate their vines with a unique know-how that ties…



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