A Bordeaux wine is any wine produced in the Bordeaux region in southwest France, which is centred on the city of Bordeaux, on both the Left and Right Bank of the Garonne River.
This region is known for some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world and annually is responsible for the production of 700 million bottles of wine. The pinnacle is formed of the Grand Crus Classes formed in 1855 and includes famous names like Lafite Rothschild, Margaux, Mouton Rothschild, Haut Brion, Latour, Chateau d'Yquem, Cheval Blanc, Ausone, Petrus and many more.
Bordeaux winemakers produce both white and red wines known as Bordeaux blends. A red Bordeaux blend is primarily composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, with smaller portions of Malbec and Petit Verdot (and very occasionally, Carménère).
The white Bordeaux blend is primarily made of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon, with a hint of Muscadelle.