Thursday, March 3, 2022

LeDomduVin: Bordeaux Map of the soils


Bordeaux Map of the soils by ©LeDomduVin 2022
Bordeaux Map of the soils by ©LeDomduVin 2022

Bordeaux Map of the soils

by ©LeDomduVin 2022

Still working on that same PowerPoint presentation as yesterday, for a "Wine Class" about Bordeaux, and, this time, I was looking for a map of the soils of Bordeaux, online. And, to my surprise, there are no real maps of Bordeaux soils "Per Se". 

All the maps I could find were, (again), either too detailed or too colorful or too monochrome and too difficult to read, or, too simple and lacking essential or specific details I needed. So, once again, like yesterday, I decided to do a "Map of the soils of Bordeaux" myself.  

So, I drew a rough map of the Bordeaux wine regions and went online to search the internet for clues and practical info. Unfortunately, much has been written on the soils of Bordeaux, but rare are the maps that are truly showing the various soils or are approachable enough without being too technical.  

Fortunately, years ago, I made one of the best decisions of my life by buying a 1947 edition of "Le Vignoble Girondin", a very informative and essential book about the Gironde region and Bordeaux wines, written by Germain Lafforgue, an agricultural engineer and "Directeur Honoraire des Services Agricoles de la Gironde", (back then).   

If interest you can read my previous post introducing you to this book back in October 2017, here.  

This particular book includes 2 fantastically detailed maps: the first one is about Bordeaux wine regions, and the second one is about Bordeaux types of soils, which was exactly was I was looking for to complete my map and be able to use it for my presentation and share it with you on this blog.    

I tried to keep it as simple and readable as possible, yet, detailed enough to provide the reader with an informative experience easy to read and grab at first glance. 

So, what do you think? Not bad, isn't it? I'm pretty proud of it. Nicely done. 

Hope you will find it useful, or, at least, interesting. In the meantime, take good care of yourself and your loved ones. Peace.   

Cheers! Santé!

Thank you, 


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