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Cotes de Bordeaux

Roof appellation created in April 2009 in the region Bordeaux for four appellations on Rive droite (right bank), all of which now bear the designation "Côtes de Bordeaux". The father of this new regulation is Bernard Depons, owner of Château Blanzac, who works for INAO has enforced this new appellation against numerous resistances. The Côtes de Bourg appellation, which sticks to its old name, did not take part. There was already a loose connection between the Côtes areas before, but they did not achieve the meaning or image of, for example Médoc or Saint-Emilion, A new logo with three stylized hills was created in connection with the lettering "Côtes de Bordeaux", over which the area name is written in the same typography. The production regulations for the wines have remained the same:

The total area is 13,400 hectares, which are cultivated by over 1,500 winegrowers. The vineyards, some of which are very hilly, have one thing in common in terms of soil conditions and south-southwest orientation. It is largely a red wine area. Around 70% occupied Merlot, then follow Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc and Malbec ( Cot ). The white wines are made up to 80% Sauvignon Blanc, such as Sémillon and Muscadelle, Another common feature is the structure of the predominantly family-run businesses with an average of ten hectares of vineyards. The wines are mainly traditionally developed. Under the new umbrella brand, new markets, especially abroad, are to be opened up through joint advertising activities.

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