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Bordeaux is probably the world’s largest wine producing region, and among many of the oldest, with over 12,000 producers. The region itself has over 25 different appellations, most referring to a specific and geographically defined area that offers unique soils, microclimate and sun exposure. However there are two appellations that are often confusing for the average consumer and they are « Bordeaux » and « Bordeaux Superieur ». These are not specific appellations like the Cotes de Bourg, or St. Emilion, but appellations that encompass the entire region.
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