“Petit Chateaux” in Bordeaux
Bordeaux is well known for its single-vineyard, red wine produced on such famous appellations as Margaux, Pauillac, etc., especially its expensive “Grand Crus” (classified growths). However, did you know there are many, very good, small producers who share the same appellations and the exact same terroir as the classified growths without the classification. The majority of these wines are made the same way and have somewhat similar flavour profiles as the big guns without the notoriety and price. These “petit chateaux” represent great value in a region where “value for the dollar” doesn’t usually occur to most folks. Simply look for the words “chateaux” on the bottle from one of the famous appellations.