A Grape Called “Bordeaux”?
Bordeaux has an iconic place in the World of Wine.
But have you ever met a grape that was called “Bordeaux” or had “Bordeaux” as part of its name?
A search in our database yielded no less than eight:
- Blanc de Bordeaux as a synonym for Palomino Fino
- Bordeaux as a synonym for Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon
- Bordeaux Bianco as a synonym for Sauvignon Blanc
- Chasselas de Bordeaux as a synonym for Chasselas Blanc
- Cot de Bordeaux as a synonym for Cot (a.k.a. Malbec)
- Golden Bordeaux as a synonym for Chasselas Blanc
- Folle de Bordeaux as a synonym for Folle Blanche
In the 200+ Wine Grapes app you can read more about each of then, e.g. where they are called this and why. (Apart from Folle Blance, as it has not yet been published in the app).