Business France: Happy Hour Special with Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur [中文]
On the occasion of the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, winemakers from AOC Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur, with the support of Business France - French Trade Commission Hong Kong, has organised a Happy Hour Special and brought wine lovers a wonderful selection of 24 wines from one of the world’s largest vineyard of fine wines. Journalists and importers gathered with the winemakers to taste and explore the range of colourful Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur wines, spending a pleasant evening after the fair at Penthouse, a trendy restaurant in Causeway Bay.
A Range of Colours – Diversity of AOC Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur Wines
Occupying 58 089 hectares and 55% of Bordeaux’s vineyards with wide grape varieties (Sauvignon, Sémillon, Muscadelle, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc), AOC Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur offers a highly diversified and colourful range of wines:
Crémant de Bordeaux: A great sparkling wine (white or rosé) with fine bubbles, brilliant pale colour, delicate aromas and freshness on the palate.
Bordeaux Blanc: A well-balanced white wine with greenish gold colour, citrus fruit and floral aromas, it is fresh, acidulous and comes with a very aromatic finish.
Bordeaux Supérieur Blanc: Between dry and sweet, the white wines offer a wide range of fruity and floral aromas in its youth and honey after a few years.
Bordeaux Rosé: The ultimate fashionable, festive, pale pink wines have the fruity and floral aromas, light and fresh on the palate.
Bordeaux Clairet: It’s a Bordeaux specialty that’s neither red nor rosé. With more intense colour and aromas, the wines are more full-bodied and vinous on the palate due to a longer maceration than the one of rosé.
Bordeaux Rouge: Made from the traditional Bordeaux grape varieties, the aromas of the red wines are open from its very early days, with the intense colour and light tannins.
Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge: Characterised by ripe fruit aromas and combined with hints of oak, they have a longer maturing period and lower yields than the Bordeaux Rouge.
Facts of AOC Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur
AOC Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur spans over the entire Bordeaux wine region enjoying an ideal oceanic climate and a rich variety of soils and subsoils. With the famous savoir-faire developed over 2,000 years, the AOC has made its name known to the wine world:
58089 hectares, 55% of the Bordeaux vineyards
387 000 000 bottles, 3 244 222 hectolitres (hl) produced each year. 45% for consumption in France and 55% for export; 12 bottles sold every second worldwide
5,877 Members, 27 Cooperative Wineries and 343 Trading Houses
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About Planète Bordeaux
Planète Bordeaux (www.planete-bordeaux.fr) is a tourist centre and a centre for the activities of the wine tourism network in the Bordeaux based on a policy of partnership. Planète Bordeaux is the place to come before you set off to tour the vineyards and meet the wine-growers. Planète Bordeaux plays a role in promoting wine and others innovative events throughout the year: creative cookery courses, wine club, gourmet market for Christmas and New Year, “harvest weekend”, etc.
Business France (www.businessfrance.fr) is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France.
It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the V.I.E international internship program.
Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between Ubifrance and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners.