🇫🇷BORDEAUXCotes de Bordeaux


COTES De BORDEAUX IS–   AOC.- 5     @

  • BLANC= Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Muscadelle, Semillon, Ugni Blanc
  • ROUGE= Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Touriga Nacional

GEOGRAPHY France, South-West France, REGION-Bordeaux(North-East)

  • Sub-Zones- Libournais, Entre-Deux-Mers, DEPARTMENT-Gironde, “Non-Contiguous”
  • AOC.’s Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux AOC., Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux AOC., Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux AOC., Cotes de Bordeaux AOC., Cote de Bourg AOC., France Cotes de Bordeaux AOC., Premieres Cotes-de Bordeaux AOC., Sainte-Foy Cotes de Bordeaux AOC.
    • All Appellations Are Located On the Right Bank of Garonne, Gironde and Dordogne River. They Form a Arc That Runs North, East and South of the City of Bordeaux.

TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling, +Alt. 127mt.

  • On~Garonne/ Dordogne~Rivers~Tributaries~Gironde~Estuary~ (Right Bank)

SOILS Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Calcareous Clay(Red & Brown, Molasses(Clastic Rock Formations)

  • Silty-Limestone, Clay-Limestone, Siliceous-Gravels, Sandy-Gravel
  • Molasses– Sub-Soil Consisting of Soft Rock Mixed With Clay

CLIMATE Maritime/ AtlanticWith Continental Influences

VITICULTURE 12,505ha. Planted,   950 Producers Making 14% of All Bordeaux Wine

  • VITICULTURAL DISCLAIMER~ Newer AOC. Established to Merge Five Existing Appellations Together, Used to Be Referred to as “Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux”. This New Appellation Was Created With the Purpose of Helping to Promote the Wines From the Previously Separate Appellation as a United Group,  While Showing Value From 90% Independently Owned Estates.


BLAYE COTES De BORDEAUX AOC.     @Blaye

  • BLANC=  Colombard, Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Ugni Blanc
  • ROUGE= Merlot(70%), Cabernet Sauvignon(20%), Malbec(10%), Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, South-West France, REGION-Bordeaux
    • SUB-ZONE-Libournais, DEPARTMENT-Gironde, COMMUNES-(41)-
    • **Satellite AOC. of Cote De Bordeaux, Refer to Libournais Region For Details.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, SLOPES/ +Alt.70mt., On~Gironde~Estuary~(Right)
  • SOILS- MetamorphicSedimentary, Clay Over Limestone, Sand Gravel
  • VITICULTURE- 5,500haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Amiral, Barbe, Bel-Air La Royere, Bretonniere, Cailleteau Bergeron, Camille Gaucheraud, Clos Mansion, La Croix St. Pierre, La Gamaye, Grand Barrail, Grand Secret, Grave d’Ardonneau, Haut Bertinerie, Haut Canteloup, Haut Colombier, Haut-Grelot, haut Prieur, Loumelat, Maison Neuve, Matards Nathan, Mondesir-Gazin, Montfollet Pegase, Petit Secret, Raz Caman, Rose Bellevue, Segonzac, Siffle Merle, Terre Blanque
  • CULTURE- UNESCO. WORLD HERITAGE SIGHT~ ~Blaye~ (Citadel of Blaye)

PREMIERES COTES-De BORDEAUX AOC.       @

  • BLANC= Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscadell, Sauvigon Gris
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, South-West France, REGION-Bordeaux
    • SUB-ZONE-Libournais(West), DEPARTMENT– ?,  “Non-Contiguous”
    • **Satellite AOC. of Cote De Bordeaux, Refer to Entre-Deux Mers Region For Details.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Clay, Limestone
  • VITICULTURE- 196ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE- Sweet
    • Estate/ Producers

FRANCS COTES De BORDEAUX AOC.     @Francs

  • BLANC= Semilon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle
  • ROUGE= Merlot 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%, Cabernet Fran 15%, Touriga Nacional
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, South-West France, REGION-Bordeaux(East)
    • SUB-ZONE-Libournais(South-East), DEPARTMENT-Gironde, COMMUNES-(3)- Francs, Saint-Cibard, Tayac
    • BORDERS: Castillon Cote De Bordeaux AOC.(South)
    • **Satellite AOC. of Cote De Bordeaux, Refer to Libournais Region For Details.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, PLATEAU/ St. Emilion, +Alt.110 mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary Clay, Limestone
  • VITICULTURE- 400haPlanted
  • VINICULTURE- Dry Whites, Sweet-White, Red
    • Estate/ Producers- Ad Francos, Godard Bellevue, Prade, Puyanche, Puyfromage, Puygueraud, Tifayne

CASTILLON COTES De BORDEAUX AOC.     @St.-Genes

  • ROUGE= Merlot 70%, Cabernet Franc 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Malbec, Petit Verdot
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, South-West France, REGION-Bordeaux(East)
    • SUB-ZONE-Libourais, DEPARTMENT-Gironde,  East of Bordeaux-City(45km.)
    • BORDERS: Frances Cote De Bordeaux AOC.(North), St.-Emilion AOC.
    • MAIN CITIES: Belves, Gardegan, Les Salies, St.Genes, St.Philippe
    • **Satellite AOC. of Cote De Bordeaux, Refer to Libournais Region For Details.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, On~Dordogne~River~
  • SOILS- MetamorphicSedimentary Calcareous Clay(Blue, Red & Brown)
    • Molasses(Clastic Rock Formations), Silty-Limestone, Siliceous Gravels
  • VITICULTURE-  2,200haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- De l’A, Aiguilhe, Ampelia, Anvichar, Arce, Blanzac, Brehat, Cafol, Canon Montsegur Oscar, Castegens, Clavier Laithwaite, Demoiselles, L’Herte, Hyot, Laussac Sacha, Montlandrie, Montpezat, Peyrou, Pitray, Prierriere Fondateur, Puy Arnaud, Rey les Argileuses, Roque le Mayne

SAINTE-FOY COTES DE BORDEAUX AOC.      @Ste-Foy-la Grand

  • BLANC= Colombard, Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvigon Gris, Semillon, Ugni Blanc
  • ROUGE= Merlot 65%, Cabernet Franc 15%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%, Carmenere, Cot, Malbec, Petit Verdot
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, South-West France, REGION-Bordeaux
    • SUB-ZONE-Entre-Deux-Mers(East), DEPARTMENTS-Gironde
    • BORDERS: Bergerac AOC.(East)
    • COMMUNES– Gensac, Landerrouat, Pessac-dur Dordogne, Pellegrue et Massugas
    • **Satellite AOC. of Cote De Bordeaux, Refer to Entre-Deux Mers Region For Details.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, On~Garonne~River~(South)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone, Clay, Gravel
  • CLIMATE- MaritimeWith Continental Influences
  • VITICULTURE- 370haPlanted
  • VINICULTURE- Sweet White, Dry White, Red, Moelleux, Liquoreux
    • Estate/ Producers- Baby-Dame, Champs des Treilles, Claribes, Hostens-Picant, L’Encios, Martet, Mangons, Pre la Lande

CADILLAC COTES DE BORDEAUX AOC.     @

  • ROUGE= Merlot 55%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%, Cabernet Franc 15%, Malbec 5%, Carmenere, Petit Verdot
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, South-West France, REGION-Bordeaux
    • SUB-ZONE-Entre-Deax-Mers(West), DEPARTMENT–           COMMUNES-(39)-
      • (60km. Long & 5km. Wide)
    • **Satellite AOC. of Cote De Bordeaux, Refer to Entre-Deux Mers Region For Details.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling”, On~Garonne~River~(Right Bank)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Deposits of Sandstone, Clay, Pebbly Gravel, Clay-Limestone
  • VITICULTURE 2,200 ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE- Dry,  Botrytis. **Member of Cote de Bordeaux Appellation.
    • Estate/ Producers- Biac, Blac, Carat de Reaut, Caussade, Clos Chaumont, Cranne, Doyenne, Grand Moueys, Haut Coulon, Laroche, Pilet, Potiron, Rame, Reynon, Seuil, St. Anne, St. Marie Alios, St. Nicolas, St. Catherine, Suau


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