Landscape Libournais region
Saint-Émilion village
Landscape Côtes de Castillon region
Landscape AOC Margaux region
Landscape Entre-Deux-Mers
Landscape Entre-Deux-Mers
Côteaux Entre-Deux-Mers
Château AOC Côtes de Francs
Château AOC Pessac-Léognan
The regions in the Bordeaux vineyards
bordeaux vineyard regions

On the left bank of the Garonne and of the Gironde estuary, we find mostly gravel deposits, of varying thickness, carried along the Garonne, the result of thousands of years of erosion of the Pyrénées.

These soils, made up of pebbles, gravels and sand, operate as excellent filters and also accumulate the heat which helps with the ripening of the grapes.
The complex notion of « terroir » refers not only to the soil and subsoil that produce a vintage or an appellation, but it also includes both climate and production methods.

The nature of the soil is a capital element in the establishment of an excellent vineyard, and Bordeaux is lucky to have a diversity of soils that are especially favourable to grape growing.
On the right bank of the Dordogne, we find a whole range of soils, with varying components. These soils are made up of relatively fine particles, thus they are able to capture and retain rain water and its temperature. Nevertheless these lands usually spread on slopes which grant them good draining potential; surplus water penetrates deep where it cannot damage vine roots.

Between the Garonne River and the Dordogne River, the soils are mostly a mixture of clay and chalk. Thus they enjoy a fresh and humid feature like those on the right bank of the Dordogne.
The Bordeaux vineyards appellations