Although Bordeaux produces some of the world’s most rarefied wines, it’s also home to reds that offer Old World elegance and intense flavor for a modest price—and are impressively food-friendly, too.

By Ray Isle
Updated: March 31, 2015

The following is a brief primer on the wines of Bordeaux’s three main subregions, paired with three great menus from F&W Test Kitchen Supervisor Marcia Kiesel.

Region: Right Bank


Plus: 5 Right Bank Wine Values

Region: Left Bank


Plus: 5 Left Bank Wine Values

Region: Pessac-Léognan & Graves


Plus: 5 Great Pessac-Léognan & Graves Wine Values