7 Things To Know About Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

7 Things To Know About Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

If you’ve ever perused the Bordeaux section of your local wine retailer, you may have noticed a few Bordeaux selections from Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux. The name listed below the vintage year indicates the wine’s appellation or AOC. The AOC (appellation d’origine contrôlée) certification dates back to the early 1400′s and is granted to geographical regions that adhere to standards and quality for goods such as wine and cheese. Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux is one of over 63 appellations in the Bordeaux wine region and a sub-region of Côtes de Bordeaux. AOC Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux indicates wines that are exclusively grown and produced in this sub-region.Read on for seven facts on Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux, one of seven sub-regions that makes up the …

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If you’ve ever perused the Bordeaux section of your local wine retailer, you may have noticed a few Bordeaux selections from Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux. The name listed below the vintage year indicates the wine’s appellation or AOC. The AOC (appellation d’origine contrôlée) certification dates back to the early 1400′s and is granted to geographical regions that adhere to standards and quality for goods such as wine and cheese. Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux is one of over 63 appellations in the Bordeaux wine region and a sub-region of Côtes de Bordeaux. AOC Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux indicates wines that are exclusively grown and produced in this sub-region.

Read on for seven facts on Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux, one of seven sub-regions that makes up the Côtes de Bordeaux region.

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1) Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux is the appellation title for wines made specifically in the Blaye district, which is located just across the Gironde estuary from Medoc. It is located on the right bank of two rivers and is one of four regions within the Côtes de Bordeaux.

2) The area in Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux is hillier than that of Medoc, sometimes rising to a height of over 70 meters above sea-level.

3) The soil of Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux is mostly clay over limestone, gravel or silt and is home to 450 wine growers. A little river called Rau de Brouillon separates the town of Blaye from the Bourgeais.

4) Like all the appellations in Côtes de Bordeaux, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux differs from other appellations in that its chateaux have no classification.

5) Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux has one of the oldest histories of any of the vineyards in Bordeaux. The area was originally settled by the Romans, who were the first to discover its suitability for winegrowing.

6) As early as 406 A.D., the area was destroyed by the Huns. It was rebuilt before being destroyed again over 300 years later by the Maures.

7) The reds produced in Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux are mostly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc and account for 95% of the wine production. The whites are equally traditional, featuring Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle.

For more information on Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux, visit the appellation’s official website here and check out some of these red Blaye wines from Today’s Bordeaux 2013! All easy to drink Merlot-based reds, perfect to pair with a casual dinner like pizza, burgers, grilled meats and roasted vegetables!

Château La Croix Saint-Pierre 2009 / 70% Merlot, 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec / A simple, fruit-forward, Merlot-based wine with a cool and frothy palate.

Château Mayne Guyon 2011 / 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon / Well balanced with powerful tannins. Its earthy palate contains notes of chives, blackberries, cloves and wet stones. *Wine Enthusiast’s 2013 Best Value Wine

Château Perenne 2005 / 86% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec / Earthy, complex and well-balanced with an evolved, mature nose and notes of tobacco, cedar, plum and cinnamon.

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