Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux
Overlooking the Gironde estuary, the Blaye vineyard has an amazingly rich and varied terroir. Throughout the year, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux offers many meetings between consumers and their passionate winegrowers under the sign of the conviviality and sharing.
Overlooking the Gironde estuary, the Blaye vineyard has an amazingly rich and varied terroir. The undulating countryside inland contrasts with the almost marine aspect of the estuary shore. Half-river, half-sea, the Gironde has had a pervasive influence on the region’s history. Nowadays, most of our vines are grown on the slopes along the estuary, though there are also vineyards on the plain and on high plateaus. Being mostly planted on these hillsides, the vines enjoy ideal exposure, guaranteeing a healthy and fully ripe crop.
Dominated by Merlot, the wines in our Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Rouge appellation are fruit-driven, to be drunk for pleasure above all, and will delight both experienced wine-drinkers and beginners. The leading grape variety of the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Rouge appellation, Merlot gives deep colour and lots of fruit, producing well-rounded, aromatic and richly flavoured wines. Cabernet Sauvignon imparts length on the palate and a tannic structure that allows for long ageing. Cabernet Franc, used sparingly alongside Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, brings a touch of refinement, delicacy and freshness, contributing to the complex aromas and flavours typical of the appellation. Malbec, with its dark colour and spicy notes, balances the wine by helping to meld the flavours of the different grape varieties.
Most of the wines in our Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Blanc appellation are made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes, producing highly refined wines with citrus fruit aromas and flavours. The predominant variety in our white wines, Sauvignon Blanc is a grape with many qualities: particularly flavoursome, it is both round and crisp, producing wines with a highly expressive bouquet. A touch of Semillon, a perfect foil for Sauvignon Blanc, gives our wines a discreetly fruity nose and ageing potential. The third main grape variety, Muscadelle, has rich floral aromas reminiscent of Muscat. Combined with Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, its roundness gives balance to the crispest wines.