Bordeaux, located in the Gironde department, in the South-West of France, is a large wine region.
One of the most important wine areas in Europe, the name of Bordeaux is known everywhere as the largest fine wine-producing vineyard in the world. Bordeaux produces 25% of the appellation wines in France. It also produces all of the three main types of wine: red wines, dry white wines, and sweet white wines.
All the appellations of Bordeaux wines are not classified in a single ranking . Sauternes, Médoc, Graves, and Saint-Emilion districts have their own classification systems. Pomerol, one of Bordeaux's greatest wines, was not included in this 1855 classification, and remains unclassified to this day. The main grapes are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot for the reds and Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon for the whites.