Lesser-Known Region by the Bordeaux

The Côtes de Blaye appellation is located near the Blaye appellation region in the Bordeaux wine region, Southwest of France. Belonging to the Blaye & Bourg wine area, it is also the oldest wine region of Bordeaux. It is a sub-region on hillsides and therefore has the advantage of excellent sun exposure.

Wines, Best in Bordeaux

Cotes de Blaye is a sizable wine-producing region with 40 different communes spread across 6,600 hectares. The terroir is different across the region, with a diverse array of soils allowing it to produce red and white wines. The appellation is famous for simple wines, easy-drinking red Bordeaux wine. Famous across the local French population, wines here are the best in Bordeaux.

A part of the important features of Côtes de Blaye appellation for dry white wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Clay and limestone.
  • Taste: Nervy with body and finesse.
  • Wine color: dry white.
  • Aromas: Rich and varied, with notes of citrus, tropical fruit, grapefruit, peach, or rhubarb.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 2 years.
  • Serving temperature: 7 to 9° C

 

Region Highlights

Surface: Several Square Kilometers
Classification: AOP Côtes de Blaye
Grapes: Ugni Blanc, Colombard, Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon
Types of Wines: White Wine

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