The name Bordeaux derives from the French au bord de l’eau which means “along the waters”. Bordeaux red wine is typically Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Carmenère are also allowed. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape-variety combination itself.
Far from being an officially defined or legal term. Our Grand Classique is a blend of the five noble grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Giving you a good depth of colour, soft, round and showing some nice body. These wines often have great fruit concentration, softer tannins and are long-lived.
The Grand Classique varieties are from selected vineyard sites – handpicked, crushed, macerated, fermented and aged in French Oak Barrels separately. This way each variety enhances its character to bring this blend to its best.