October has definitely show it is here! This month, we'll be taking a look at one of our favorite French Fall wines - Bordeaux Blanc.
Bordeaux Blanc—also referred to as white Bordeaux—is typically made with a blend of two or more grapes. These grapes, however, must come from the Bordeaux region of France. This region is known for distinct wines produced from grapes such as Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon.
Classic white Bordeaux blends tend to be pale gold in color and can be dry, semi-dry or sweet. These wines are commonly described as either Light and Fruity, which make up the majority of white Bordeaux blends, or Rich and Creamy, which are made specifically in the sub-region Pessac-Léognan and are often more expensive. You can expect flavors and aromas of honey, citrus, spices and grapefruit from lighter blends where as rich and creamy blends contain full-bodied flavors and aromas of crime brûlée, baked apples, orange zest, figs and lemon butter