East of Libourne
By Jane Anson
This Guide was last updated on 14 May 2010
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The principle grape variety in this region accounting for around 80% of the vineyard plantings. It thrives better on these soils which have a higher clay content than soils on the left bank. Produces supple wines that develop earlier.
Added to most red blends, it has a less important role here and can be difficult to ripen on these cooler, damper soils.
Occasionally used as a blending ingredient, but sparingly.
Often called Bouchet it is a lighter and less intense version of Cabernet Sauvignon and gives the wines finesse.
Main grape for the dry white wines.
Used in white wine blends, both sweet and dry.
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