Left Bank Bordeaux
Bordeaux is situated in the Gironde département of southwest France. The Gironde Estuary, which is the confluence of the Rivers Dordogne and Garonne, splits Bordeaux into three regions: the left bank, right bank and the Entre-Deux-Mers (lit. between two seas).
Bordeaux's Left Bank is home to the finest and most sought after wines in the world. Châteaux like Haut-Brion, Lafite, Latour, Mouton-Rothschild, Margaux and Palmer to name but a few. Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape variety on the south of the Gironde, synonymous for its long-lived wines of power and refinement.