Château d'Haurets vineyard. Photo credit: Jonathan Ducourt @jonathanducourt

Bordeaux’s massive red vineyard is dominated by the Merlot-Cabernet axis. Of the 98,888 hectares (2018 figures) of red plantings (89% of the total AOC surface area) 66% are planted to Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Cabernet Franc. Do the maths and you’ll see that doesn’t leave a lot of space for anything else.
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