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Rive gauche

left bank (GB)

French name (left bank) for the entire area to the left of the river Garonne and the mouth funnel Gironde in the region Bordeaux, It includes the AOC areas Graves. Pessac-Léognan and Sauterne (with Barsac), as well as the entire area Médoc (Bas-Médoc and Haut-Médoc). In the Bordeaux wines dominate certain grape varieties, what as Bordeaux blend referred to as. In the red wines of the Rive gauche the dominant variety is usually Cabernet Sauvignon, supplemented with Cabernet Franc. Cot (here Malbec), Merlot and Petit Verdot, The right bank along the river Dordogne and the Gironde is called Rive droite,

Rive gauche - Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Cot (Malbec), Merlot, Petit Verdot

Cot (Malbec): By Ian L - originally posted to Flickr as Vines , CC BY 2.0 , link
other grape varieties: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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