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Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux
(First Côtes of Bordeaux)

Overlooking the Garonne river, Premières Côtes de Bordeaux starts South of Bordeaux city to Cadillac. Premières Côtes de Bordeaux is a long and narrow stretch of vineyards, more than 50 kilometers (30 miles) long and 5 kilometers (3 miles) wide. It means that the soils, the grapes grown, the wines made are quite diverse.

Premières Côtes de Bordeaux is more and more a red wine appellation although all kind of wines are produced there. The best dry white wine are sold under the Bordeaux AOC label. The best sweet wine under the Cadillac appellation.

The red wines of Premières Côtes de Bordeaux are colorful and strong. Some of them are excellent.

Red wines are made from typical Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc grapes but also from Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carmenère, a local grape from Bordeaux similar to Merlot.

Premières Côtes de Bordeaux information :

Name: Appellation Premières Côtes de Bordeaux Controlée
Location: Right bank of Garonne, from Saint Maixant and Cadillac to the city of Bordeaux
Places: Capian, Saint Maixant, Rions, Haux, Quinsac, Langoiran, Cambes, etc



3,300 ha (8,150 acres)
85% red - 15% white

Production: 24 million bottles

Red: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Carmenère

White: Sémillon, Sauvignon, Muscadelle

Type of wine:

Colorful and strong red wine
Also dry white wine, sweet white wine, clairet, and even sparkling wine


3 to 7 years
(red wine)

2005, 2003, 2000
Aromas: Red fruits
Black fruits
Food: Red meat


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