One of the Oldest Bordeaux's wine region! Wine has been made in Pessac-Léognan since ancient Roman times, it was only in 1987 that the neighboring villages of Pessac and Léognan were singled out from the surrounding Graves region and given their own appellation. The designation acknowledges that Pessac-Léognan is home to the most acclaimed properties of Bordeaux’s Graves region. The vineyards of Pessac-Léognan, south of the city of Bordeaux, are crowded by suburban sprawl. About 3,000 acres are dedicated mostly to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grown for red wines, with a small portion devoted to Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and other grapes for white wines.
Rose wines are white and red grapes lightly crushed and pressed then left to macerate with their skins for much lesser time than red wines? This makes Rose wines great for early consumption and perfect for barbecues, parties and easy drinking on a sunny time. To help you find the best choices fast, here are some great names and labels to go for.
Well-known throughout Italy for their fantastic dry white wines, their reds are sadly less renowned due to the overwhelming fame of Tuscany and Piedmont. However, Friuli-Venezia Giulia produces over 30 different varieties of red and white grape varieties, with the local varieties creating a distinctive flavour on their own.