Grapes

Discussion in 'Pairing Food and Wine' started by cape chef, Sep 8, 2000.

  1. cape chef

    cape chef

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    In Bordeaux, There are only five variaties of grapes that can be used to produce there wines. What are they?
     
  2. pete

    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    cab sav.
    cab franc
    merlot
    petit verdoe (sp?)
    melbec
     
  3. cape chef

    cape chef

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    Pete you are right!!By law there are only five grapes that can be used in a Bordeaux.
    Lets take it a step further. In what region would you find cabernet sav, the primary grape? And where would merlot be the star? and cabernet Franc is also the star of a region
     
  4. cape chef

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    Well done Missyk [​IMG]