Cadillac – Côtes de Bordeaux is an appellation of the Entre-deux-Mers, recognized since 1973. Cadillac – Côtes de Bordeaux appellation produces each year 600,000 liters of sweet wines, approximately. The wines of Cadillac – Côtes de Bordeaux are quite close to those of Loupiac and Sainte-Croix-du-Mont wines.
The appellation is planted in traditional Bordeaux grape varieties. Sémillon, a grape variety occupies 88% of the vines. The vineyard produces Sauvignon grape, as well. It brings a touch of liveliness. For giving extra complexity to the wines, Muscadelle grape is used as well.
The wines of Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux appellation refer to the vineyard slopes that overlook the Garonne valley. The soil of this appellation is perfect for the production of authentic, traditional, and rare wines of guaranteed quality. When the wines of this appellation are young, they will accompany white meats, roasts, and casserole dishes.
A part of important features of Cadillac – Côtes de Bordeaux appellation for red wines are as follows:
- Soil: Calcareous clay and molasses (clastic sedimentary rock formations).
- Taste: Voluptuous with good tannic structure, round and fruity, supple and light, with a touch of originality.
- Wine color: Red.
- Aromas: Spicy with tertiary aromas of venison, mocha, and leather.
- Aging potential: 3 – 5 years.
- Serving temperature: 15 to 17° C