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Cotes de Bourg AOC

Cotes de Bourg AOC

Description to Cotes de Bourg AOC

The appellation named after the town of the same name (also Bourg or Bourgeais) of the winegrowing region Bordeaux lies on the right bank of the estuary Gironde, From here Bordeaux wines were exported very early to other countries, but the area was always referred to as "little brother" of the west opposite Médoc. The vineyards cover nearly 4,000 hectares of vineyards on mostly clayey limestone soils in 15 municipalities of the Gironde. A special feature is that, in contrast to other areas in Bordeaux, the area is largely free of frost and hail. To 98% are strong, long-lived red wines with often dominant Merlot (in some Châteaux to 80%) pressed, which are mostly expanded in oak barrels. Approved are the varieties Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot. The few white wines are blended from Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Merlot Blanc, Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Well-known producers are Château de Barbe, Château Bégot, Château Brulesécaille, Château Clos du Notaire, Château de la Grave Château Falfas, Château Fougas, Château Guerry, Château Haut-Guiraud, Château Haut-Macô, Château Macay, Château Mercier, Château Nodoz, Château Pexchaud, Château Roc de Cambes, Château de Rousselet, Château Tayac, Château Terrefort Bellegrave, Château La Tuilière.
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currently 132 965 Wines and 23 084 Producers, including 1 405 classified producers.
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