|Bordeaux comprises two large subregions: the Left Bank and the Right Bank. The Left Bank includes regions such as Graves and Médoc; vineyards here are dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, with varying percentages of Merlot and Cabernet Franc as well as a touch of Petit Verdot. The Right Bank includes St.-Emilion and Pomerol, along with lesser appellations; Merlot and Cabernet Franc predominate, with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon and sometimes Malbec.
Bordeaux is more famous for its red wines than its whites but don't under estimate them. There are some superb White Bordeaux wines out there with impeccable reputations and long histories. The grapes used are Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle and the white wines are usually crisp and dry with aromas of figs, flowers, honey and grass.