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In 1989, an area Côtes de Castillon was in the east of the region Bordeaux declared as an appellation for red wines. The name was given by the city of Castillon-la-Bataille on the Dordogne, where the decisive battle took place in 1453, after 300 years of English rule, the historic province of Aquitaine finally fought countless battles France fell. The area is in the west of Saint-Emilion and framed in the south by the Dordogne river. In 2009, the roof appellation Côtes de Bordeaux created and changed the name of the area to Castillon - Côtes the Bordeaux .
The vineyards cover 3,000 hectares of vineyards in the nine municipalities of Belvès -de-Castillon, Castillon -la-Bataille, Saint-Magne -de-Castillon, Gardegan -tourtourt, Sainte-Colombe, Saint-Genès-de-Castillon, Saint-Castel Philippe-d'Aiguilhe, Les Salles-de-Castillon and Monbadon. They are planted with the red varieties Merlot (70%), Cabernet Franc (20%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%). Well-known wineries are Château d'Aiguilhe, Château Cap de Faugères, Château Castegens, Château Clos L'Eglise, Château Fongaban, Château Lardit, Château Haut-Tuquet, Château Moulin-Rouge, Château Pitray, Château Roquevielle, Château Sainte-Colombe and Château Thibaud-Bellevue and Domaine de l'A.