Cotes de Bourg
Four of the five Bordeaux Côtes have created a new, simpler AOC/appellation in a bid to make their wines easier for the consumer to understand.
- Côtes de Blaye
- Côtes de Castillon
- Côtes de Franc
- Premiere Côtes de Bordeaux
together will be called Côtes de Bordeaux.
Cotes de Bourg decided to remain outside of this unified system.
Premieres Côtes de Bordeaux became known as Cadillac-Côtes de Bordeaux.
The Cotes de Bordeaux-Blaye, Bourg, Côtes de Castillon; Côtes de Francs and Premiere Côtes de Bordeaux all have a long history of wine production. The wines will generally have more character than a straight Bordeaux AOC and provide great value.
The Cotes de Bourg vineyards sit on a series of rolling hills and terraces tumbling down to the Gironde estuary downstream (north) of the city of Bordeaux. They are opposite the vineyards of the Médoc, in particular the vineyards of Margaux. They are planted with a mixture of varities but merlot predominates. They produce very good quality wines at excellent prices.