The Premières-Côtes-de-Bordeaux appellation was born October 31, 2009, Côtes-de-Bordeaux for the sweet white wines. The appellation covers the hillsides of the right bank of the Garonne river on a very narrow band. The Premières-Côtes-de-Bordeaux appellation covered both red and white wines, but as of 2014, has become exclusive to white wines made from the classic white Bordeaux Blend.
There are about twenty different soils of clay-limestone, gravel from clay-gravel to clay. Appellation Premières-côtes-de-bordeaux belongs to the region of Entre-deux-Mers and produces fluffy white wines in the south of the appellation, and red wines on the rest of the vineyard.
The grape variety is composed of the three main Bordeaux red grape varieties (Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon), as well as the three white grape varieties typical of Bordeaux (Sauvignon, Semillon, Muscadelle).
A part of important features of Premières-Côtes-de-Bordeaux appellation for sweet white wines are as follows:
- Soil: Limestone and Clay
- Taste: Balanced, elegant, fresh, a perfect balance of acidity and corpulence.
- Wine color: Sweet white.
- Aromas: Floral and Fruity, with notes of citrus, candied fruit, quince, peach, and yellow flowers.
- Aging potential: 2 – 5 years.
- Serving temperature: 9 to 12° C