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Rive droite

French name (right bank) for the entire area to the right of the river Dordogne and the Gironde estuary in the Bordeaux region. It includes the AOC areas Blaye - Côtes de Bordeaux, Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux, Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux, Fronsac, Lalande de Pomerol, Pomerol and Saint-Émilion. In the past, the wines from here were not marketed via Bordeaux, but via Libourne. This is why the area is also called Libournais. In Bordeaux wines, certain grape varieties dominate, which is called Bordeaux blend. In the red wines of the Rive droite this is usually mainly Merlot, supplemented with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The left bank along the Garonne river and the Gironde estuary is called Rive gauche.

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