Planet Bordeaux Wines For Thanksgiving 2015

Michael Madrigale Offers His Favorite Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur Pairing Advice

Nov 23, 2015, 11:46 ET from Planet Bordeaux

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Planet Bordeaux, representing Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur wines, are the ideal wines for Thanksgiving 2015, according to Michael Madrigale, Head Sommelier at Bar Boulud, Boulud Sud, and Epicerie Boulud.

"For Thanksgiving, a holiday that celebrates a diverse assortment of dishes and myriad flavors, Bordeaux is really your one-stop shop, as far as wine is concerned," said Michael Madrigale. "For an aperitif, have a sparkling Cremant de Bordeaux with passed canapes. Bordeaux Blanc is perfect with a first course of salad, veggies or seafood. For something extra special, try pairing the turkey with a dry and fruity Bordeaux Rose or a luscious Bordeaux Clairet, a darker Rose with more body. And if you decide to forget turkey for lamb, ham, or roast beef this year, Bordeaux Rouge and Bordeaux Superieur are perfect with supple textures and plummy flavors."

Planet Bordeaux is the biggest winegrowers group in France and is made up of 7 AOC's: Bordeaux Blanc, Bordeaux Superieur Blanc, Bordeaux Rose, Bordeaux Clairet, Bordeaux Rouge, Bordeaux Superieur, and the sparkling Cremant de Bordeaux. It represents 55% of the Bordeaux wine region (59,034 Hectares  / 387 million bottles in 2014).

"There is a strong diversity in the terroir-driven wines from Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur. From reds, whites and roses, there's fantastic value throughout – and they're all excellent for the Thanksgiving and Holiday season," added Madrigale. 

Michael Madrigale currently serves as Head Sommelier of Bar Boulud, Boulud Sud & epicerie Boulud. In 2012, Food & Wine Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Michael as one of their "Top Sommeliers of The Year," and he is also a James Beard nominee. Wine Enthusiast Magazine also named him as one of their "40 Under 40" for 2014.

Planet Bordeaux, the U.S. marketing program of the Bordeaux & Bordeaux Superieur AOCs Winemakers' Association, represents all wines produced in the regional appellations. Planet Bordeaux's new generation of winemakers offer fresh ways for people to rediscover and enjoy high-quality, terroir-driven and accessibly priced wines from Bordeaux, the world's capital of fine wine.

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