THE BORDEAUX REGION
Bordeaux is the largest and most legendary fine wine-making region in the
world, with 284,320 acres of A.O.C. vine. It is an ideal climate for producing
fine wines, moderated by the Gulf Stream, and tempered by the Atlantic Ocean.
The forest of the Landes provides a natural wind barrier that protects the
vineyards. The diversity of microclimates and soils (clay, gravel, chalk,
limestone) are ideally suited to Bordeaux's different grape varieties.
Allured by the charm of the hillsides overlooking the Garonne, and by the
quality of the wines, many of the nobility of Bordeaux had vineyards in the
region. Each village had a port on the river and the wines were transported
by Gabarre (a traditional boat of the region). Recently, the winemakers of
this area have integrated new technologies and traditional techniques, to
produce quality wines of an artisanal nature.
Our Premières Côtes de Bordeaux, Bordeaux Blanc, Bordeaux Rosé,
and Loupiac are from the Château de Cranne, a domain in the heart of
Bordeaux, in the "Premiére Côtes", run by the same
family since the 18th century. From generation-to-generation the Château
de Cranne has evolved to meet today's demands, restructuring their operation
to integrate new equipment and techniques, and continues to evolve with the