Bordeaux Wines and Wine Appellations: From Cotes de Blaye to Cremant de Bordeaux

C as in...
      
Click to access Bordeaux wines and wine appellations:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 


Cotes de Blaye
Cotes de Blaye AOC wines come from the Blaye district on the right bank of the Gironde River. These white wines are made from the usual Bordeaux white grapes plus local varieties such as Folle Blanche and Colombard. They may be cellared for 1 to 2 years.

Cotes de Bordeaux Cadillac Vineyards

Cotes de Bordeaux Cadillac Vineyards

Cotes de Bordeaux Cadillac
Cotes de Bordeaux Cadillac AOC wines come from the southern part of the Entre-Deux-Mersdistrict between the Dordogne and the Gironde River. They are mostly reds based on the Merlot grape because of clay soils.

Cotes de Bourg
Cotes de Bourg AOC wines come from the Bourg district just south of the much larger Blaye district on the right bank of the Gironde River. The reds represent good value and may be cellared for 3 to 10 years. The white wines are fairly rare. Colombard is allowed, but Folle Blanche is not. They may be cellared for 1 to 2 years.

Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon
Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon AOC wines, formerly called Cotes de Castillon AOC, come from the eastern edge of Bordeaux. These reds vary a lot depending on the terroir, and thus on the grapes.

Cotes de Bordeaux Francs
Cotes de Bordeaux Francs AOC wines, formerly called Cotes de Francs AOC, come from three villages at the eastern edge of Bordeaux. The majority are reds, but this appellation includes dry and sweet white wines. As with their cousins, these wines vary a lot depending on the terroir, and thus on the grapes.

Cotes de Bordeaux-Saint-Macaire
Cotes de Bordeaux-Saint-Macaire AOC wines come from southeastern Bordeaux near the Garonne River. These are fairly rare medium-sweet or sweet white wines that may be cellared for 1 to 3 years.

Cotes-Canon-Fronsac
Cotes-Canon-Fronsac AOC wines, formerly called Canon-Fronsac AOC, come from the western part of the Libournais AOC district of Bordeaux near the Dordogne River. Look for these spicy, fruity, full-bodied reds that may be cellared for 7 to 20 years.

Cremant de Bordeaux
Cremant de Bordeaux AOC wines, formerly called Canon-Fronsac AOC, come from the western part of the Libournais AOC district of Bordeaux near the Dordogne River. Look for these spicy, fruity, full-bodied reds that may be cellared for 7 to 20 years.


      
Click to access French wine appellations:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 

Access our Reviews of Fine French Wine

Access our Weekly Reviews of $10 Wines

Return to www.theworldwidewine.com home page