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Côtes de Blaye

See under Blaye - Côtes de Bordeaux; see there

The appellation named after the town of Blaye (also known as Blayais) in the Bordeaux region is located on the right bank of the Gironde estuary opposite the Médoc. Viticulture here can be traced back to Roman times. The area is also famous for the Par-Non-Pair caves with their prehistoric rock paintings, which are considered just as important as those at Lascaux (in south-west France). The vineyards cover around 6,500 hectares of vines on mainly clay-limestone and clay-gravel soils with ferruginous sandstone in the subsoil.

Côtes de Bordeaux

In 2009, the umbrella appellation Côtes de Bordeaux was created. The red wines are...

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