The Story of... Bordeaux, the wine capital of the world

"I have never seen anything like it in my career" - so said Christian Moueix, whose family owns and manages some of the most prestigious wineries in Bordeaux's Right Bank...

Home to such coveted and collectible vintages as Pétrus, La Fleur-Pétrus and Trotanoy, the Bordeaux region is considered by many to be the wine capitol of the world.

Moueix's quote refers to the region's 2009, described by some as the region's "best ever" harvest, with comparisons being drawn to the legendary 2005, 1989 and 1982 vintages.

A particular highlight among Bordeaux wines is the Chateau Lafite. It is arguably the most revered of the First Growths, both as a wine to savour and as a secure and highly-profitable investment.

Chateau Lafite is just one of many vintages examined in the above documentary, offering a fascinating insight into the story of the Bordeaux region and its continuing reputation and legacy.


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