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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 covers the AOC areas Graves. Pessac-Léognan and Sauterne (with Barsac), as well as the entire area Médoc (Bas-Médoc and Haut-Médoc). Certain grape varieties dominate in the Bordeaux wines, what as Bordeaux blend referred to as. The dominant variety is usually found in the red wines of the Rive Gauche Cabernet Sauvignon, supplemented with Cabernet Franc. Cot (here Malbec), Merlot and Petit Verdot, The right bank along the river Dordogne and the name of the Gironde 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 Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)

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