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Bordeaux Clairet wine
Bordeaux Clairet, a wine from Bordeaux France Vineyards

Bordeaux clairet is a generic AOC for the Bordeaux defined as "clairet". All other appellations in the Bordeaux region, including the most prestigious ones, are entitled to produce under this AOC. Bordeaux clairet is a wine which can either be described as a dark rosé wine or a light-coloured red wine. As there is also a more commonly used Bordeaux rosé designation, Bordeaux clairet is not simply any rosé from Bordeaux.

Bordeaux clairet wines are similar in colour to the wines which were shipped from Bordeaux to England during the Middle Ages, known as French Claret. These wines established the fame of Bordeaux as a wine-making region, and led to the (primarily British) practice of referring to Bordeaux as "claret". They are refreshing wines, appreciated because they can be easily enjoyed with picnics or exotic food.

Production sites : Entre-Deux-Mers

Source:
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, [Online]. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bordea... (accessed July 28, 2010)

Other wines from Bordeaux:

Pauillac , Entre-deux-Mers , Margaux , Médoc , Blayes , Pomerol , Bordeaux Rosé , Bordeaux Supérieur , Pessac-Léognan , Graves , Cadillac , Lussac-Saint-Emilion , Graves de Vayres , Barsac , Montagne Saint-Emilion , Côtes de Bourg , Cremant de Bordeaux , Haut Medoc , Lalande de Pomerol
 

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