Bordelais

The Bordelais is a "pays" of Aquitaine in France, the region surrounding the city of Bordeaux.

The "vignoble du Bordelais" signifies in French the wine-producing region round Bordeaux, notable for the wines that were traditionally called claret by their greatest customers, the English. These wines are now more generally simply called "Bordeaux wines". The wine country of Médoc lies on the left bank of the Gironde estuary, reaching north to Saint-Vivien-de-Médoc. The "vignoble" of Graves extends south from Bordeaux along the Garonne to the canton of Langon. Less familiar wine-countries of the Bordelais are Blaye and Bourg, Libournais, and Entre-deux-mers.

The wine country is bounded in the south by the pine forests of Landes, western Europe's largest stretch of forest.

The region once produced its distinctive black-and-white dairy cows, the Bordelais cattle, all but extinct today. [http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/cattle/bordelais/] .


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  • Bordelais — Bor de*lais , a. [F.] Of or pertaining to Bordeaux, in France, or to the district around Bordeaux. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bordelais — (spr. bord lǟ), Landschaft in Frankreich, zum ehemaligen Herzogtum Guienne gehörig, mit der Hauptstadt Bordeaux …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Bordelais — (spr. d läh), die Landschaft um Bordeaux …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Bordelais —   [bɔrdə lɛ] das, das Weinbaugebiet um Bordeaux; Bordeauxweine.   …   Universal-Lexikon

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  • Bordelais — noun see Bordeaux II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bordelais — /bawr dl ay /; Fr. /bawrdd deuh le /, n. a wine growing region in SW France, in Gironde. * * * …   Universalium

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