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Blaye-Cotes de Bordeaux

Four of the five Bordeaux Côtes have created a new, simpler AOC/appellation in a bid to make their wines easier for the consumer to understand. 

In a decision which would streamline Bordeaux’s 57 appellations, the new AOC, comprising

  • Côtes de Blaye
  • Côtes de Castillon
  • Côtes de Franc
  • Premiere Côtes de Bordeaux

together will be called Côtes de Bordeaux.

Cotes de Bourg decided to remain outside of this unified system.

Premieres Côtes de Bordeaux became known as Cadillac-Côtes de Bordeaux.

The Cotes de Bordeaux-Blaye, Bourg, Côtes de Castillon; Côtes de Francs and Premiere Côtes de Bordeaux all have a long history of wine production.  The wines will generally have more character than a straight Bordeaux A0C and provide great value.

Blaye is an historic fortified town on the north bank of the Gironde estuary opposite Margaux. Merlot usually predominates in Côtes de Blaye wines. The reds of Côtes de Bordeaux-Blaye wines are fruity, rather powerful but still have a relatively flexible structure. 

 

 

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