BORDEAUX BLENDS

     A BLENDED RED WINE THAT CONTAINS A VARIETIES OF GRAPES OF THE BORDEAUX REGION OF FRANCE. CABERNET SAUVIGNON, MERLOT, CABERNET FRANC, PETIT VERDOT, AND MALBEC.  THESE FIVE GRAPES ARE THE CONPONENTS OF A CLASSIC BORDEAUX BLEND.

 

     RED WINES FROM BORDEAUX ARE MEDIUM- TO FULL-BODIED WITH AROMAS OF BLACK CURRANT, PLUMS, AND EARTHY NOTES OF WET GRAVEL OR PENCIL LEAD. WHEN YOU TASTE THE WINES, THEY BURST WITH MINERAL AND FRUIT NOTES THAT LEAD INTO PRICKLY, SAVORY, MOUTH-DRYING TANNINS. THE TANNINS ARE OFTEN HIGH ENOUGH THAT WINES WILL AGE FOR SEVERAL DECADES. DEPENDING ON THE QUALITY, VINTAGE, AND WHAT REGION WITHIN BORDEAUX THE WINE IS FROM, FRUIT FLAVORS RANGE FROM MORE TART FRUIT TO SWEETER RIPE FRUIT. VINTAGE VARIATION IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING TO WATCH FOR FROM THIS AREA.

RED MEAT

BLACK PEPPER STEAK, ROAST PORK, FILET MIGNON, BEEF BRISKET, BUFFALO BURGERS, POT ROAST, VENISON 

POULTRY

CHICKEN LIVER, DUCK, GOOSE, DARK MEAT TURKEY

SEAFOOD

SHELL FISH, FISH OF ALL TYPES, OYSTERS, CLAMS, MUSSELS, SUSHI,

CHEESE

OSSAU IRATY, BASQUE CHEESES, MANCHEGO, SWISS CHEESE, COMTÉ, WHITE CHEDDAR, PROVOLONE, PEPPER JACK

HERBS/SPICES

BLACK PEPPER, WHITE PEPPER, OREGANO, ROSEMARY, MUSTARD SEED, CUMIN, CORIANDER SEED, ANISE

VEGETABLES

ROAST POTATOES, LENTILS, MUSHROOMS, ONION, GREEN ONION, GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE, CHESTNUT

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Food Pairing: Left Bank Red Bordeaux

Here’s a list of the best food pairing for Left Bank Red Bordeaux wines:

        

        Caramel Chicken. Don’t like red meat? If yes, then try making a caramel chicken as a food pairing.           This dish is savory but packed with soy sauce, ginger, and cloves. The saucy additions to this dish             aid emphasize plenty of the appetizing aspects of Bordeaux red wines.

       

        Maple Bacon Burger. This food will highlight any rich and refined Left Bank Bordeaux red wines.

 

        Super Sirloin Steak And Onion Bites. This dish is a noteworthy appetizer that matches excellently             with Left Bank Bordeaux.

 

        Filet Mignon. This food pairs well whichever way you marinate it with Bordeaux wines. But because         we are talking about Left Bank food pairing here, try adding some sweetness and spice with                     Mango salsa and Chipotle sauce.

 

Food Pairing: Right Bank Red Bordeaux

Here’s a list of the best food pairing for Right Bank Red Bordeaux wines:

     

        Chicken Pizza. Right Bank red wines tend to be lighter in terms of the body. Thus, it’s best to pair it         with a chicken-based dish. Consider some sweet and savory plates for these wine styles. Chicken             pizza with cilantro and red onions will offer you the best pairing, guaranteed.

 

        Pulled-Pork Sandwiches. Another recipe perfect for Right Bank Bordeaux reds are the pulled pork           sandwiches. This recipe is best for lunches and appetizers.

 

        Shepards Pie. This recipe makes for an excellent food pairing with Bordeaux reds because you can           add a lot of spices and blend it with different forms of chopped or ground beef.

 

        Asian Style Pork Chops. Although Bordeaux is located in France, a lot of Asian sauces and dishes             accent Right Bank red wine flavors very nicely. Consider pork chops made in garlic, Asian sweet               chili sauce, and Apple Cider vinegar.