Les Ormeaux Bordeaux 2014
Bordeaux is the largest producer of wine in France, most of it not coming from the top growths of the Left Bank or the St-Emilion area of the Right. Much of it comes from smaller areas that are not as well-known.
For centuries, French wines have set standards to inspire winemakers around the world. No other country has France’s long history of fine wine production, which has helped define wine styles around the world. How significant is France in the world of wine? The most popular international grape varieties, from Chardonnay to Merlot to Cabernet Sauvignon, are native to France. In many years France produces (and consumes!) more wine than any other country. Its production and export of fine wines is unmatched.