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With a total vineyard area of over 120,000 hectares, Bordeaux is the largest wine growing region in France. Ranging from large quantities of everyday table wine, to some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world. 89% of wine produced in Bordeaux is red, with sweet white wines (most notably Sauternes), dry whites, and also (in much smaller quantities) rosé and sparkling wines (Cremant de Bordeaux) collectively making up the remainder. Bordeaux wine is made by more than 8,500 producers or chateaux and counts 54 appellations of Bordeaux wine.
- The region is divided into subregions including Saint-Emilion, Pomerol, Médoc, and Graves. The 60 Bordeaux appellations and the wine styles they represent are usually categorized into six main families, four red based on the subregions and two white based on sweetness:
Red Bordeaux and Red Bordeaux Supérieur
- Red Cotes de Bordeaux
- Red Libourne, or "Right Bank" wines
- Red Graves and Médoc or "Left Bank" wines
- Dry white wines
- Sweet white wines
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