Duras is a region that could be Bordeaux, if it weren’t for an arbitrary line delimiting France’s departments. Here, just east of Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot tend to dominate the wines, though with a good dose of Cabernet Franc and Malbec, known locally as Côt. While fairly simple, most wines of Duras are meant to be consumed early in their life and are ready to please on release. The climate here is somewhat warmer and drier than that found in Bordeaux, and the wines reflect this climate with their supple texture. Duras is also a producer of rosé, dry and sweet white wines.
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