Blaye cotes de Bordeaux
Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux is reserved for red and dry white/dry still wines, located North East ( Red ) within the Bordeaux wine region as seen in our Bordeaux wine glass.
For the geographical denomination appellation of Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux, vines have a minimum density planting currently at 4,500 vines per hectare.
Wines are subject to a minimum ageing process which takes you to the 15th March of the following year after the initial harvest.
Merlot dominates in the blend, providing expressive and solid wines that give structured tannin's with generous flavour.
Today the vineyards of the appellation Cotes de Bordeaux produce an average of 550,000 hectolitres of wine, 97% of this crop is for red wine and 3% white wine. The vineyards extend over 13,500 hectares and approximately 1,500 winemakers.
The wines that profit from the controlled label of origin, Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux are round, fruity, elegant, intense in colour, and offer a fine bouquet offering great guard potential.
White wines are most often marked by their aromas of bloom, citrus and yellow fruit.
Geographical designation Blaye cotes de Bordeaux, guarantees that the grape harvest, wine making, development and ageing of wines are made in the following locations in Gironde:
Anglade, Berson, Blaye, Braud et Saint Louis, Campugnan, Cars, Cartelegue, Cavignac, Cezac, Civrac de Blaye, Cubnezais, Donnezac, Etauliers, Eyrans, Ovens, Generac, Laruscade, Marcenais, Marcillac, Marsas, Mazion, Plassac, Pleine Selve, the part of the town of Pugnac, Reignac, Saint Androny, Saintaubin de Blaye, Saint Caprais de Blaye, Saint Christoly de Blaye, Saint Ciers sur Gironde, Saint Genes de Blaye, Saint Girons d'Aiguevives, Saint Mariens, Saint Martin Lacaussade, Saint Palais, Saint Paul, Saint Savin, Saint Seurin de Cursac, Saint Vivien de Blaye, Saint Yzan de-Soudiac and Saugon.