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Côtes de Bordeaux

In April 2009 created roof appellation in the region Bordeaux for four appellations on Rive droite (right bank), which now all bear the additional name "Côtes de Bordeaux". The father of this new regulation is Bernard Depons, owner of Château Blanzac, who worked for the INAO this new appellation has prevailed against numerous resistance. The Côtes de Bourg appellation did not participate, remaining with its old name. Even before there was a loose connection of the Côtes areas, but they did not reach the meaning or image of, for example Médoc or Saint-Emilion, A new logo was created with three stylized hills in combination with the word "Côtes de Bordeaux", above which the area name is typified by the same typography. The production regulations for the wines are the same:

The total area is 13,400 hectares, which are managed by more than 1,500 winegrowers. The sometimes very hilly vineyards have a common ground and south-southwest orientation. It is mostly a red wine area. About 70% occupied Merlot, then follow Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc and Malbec ( Cot ). The white wines are produced to 80% Sauvignon Blanc, as Sémillon and Muscadelle, Another common feature is the structure of the predominantly family-run businesses with an average of ten hectares of vineyards. Above all, the wines are traditionally expanded. Under the new umbrella brand, joint advertising activities are intended to open up new markets, above all abroad.

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