appellation

Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

This appellation has supplanted Premières Côtes de Blaye.

The original appellations associated with Blaye were Blaye, Premières Côtes de Blaye and Côtes de Blaye. Red and whites were allowed in all three. With the 2007 vintage, Blaye was designated solely for red wines and Côtes de Blaye for white. The appellation Premières Côtes de Blaye was eliminated and wines now use Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux. This for both reds and whites.

With respect to CellarTracker, this required some administrative decisions designed to prevent duplications. We have eliminated Premières Côtes de Blaye even for legacy wines. These wines are listed in CellarTracker with the Appellation they are using going forward.
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Blaye & Bourg AÔCs: A collection of appellations with distinct personalities are located across the right bank and Entre-Deux-Mers. These terroirs are all set on hillsides and therefore have the advantage of superb sun exposure.

Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux reds:
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carménère, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot
Soil: Clay and limestone
Surface Area: 5,213 ha

Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux whites:
Grape Varieties: Ugni Blanc, Colombard, Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
Soil: Clay and limestone
Surface Area: 277 ha

Last edited on 1/8/2019 by joraesque

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