Bordeaux Rouge type blends

Bordeaux Rouge type blends

Overall Impression
Modern red Bordeaux wines are primarily made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Carmenère. Wine making procedures typically include fairly high temperature fermentations (86°F/30°C), frequent pumping over, extended skin contact, natural yeast fermentation, malo-lacitc fermentation in barrels, and extended barrel aging before bottling. These wines are made to be laid down for a considerable amount of time.