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Blayais (Blaye) AOC

Description to Blayais (Blaye) AOC

The appellation of the same name (also Blayais) in the Bordeaux region is located on the right bank of the Gironde estuary, opposite the Médoc to the west. Viticulture here can be traced back to Roman times. The area is also famous for the Par-Non-Pair caves with prehistoric rock paintings, which are considered as important as those at Lascaux (in south-west France). The vineyards cover around 6,500 hectares of vines on mainly clay-limestone and clay-gravel soils with ferruginous sandstone in the subsoil.

In 2009, the umbrella appellation Côtes de Bordeaux was created, the red wines are now produced under the appellation Blaye - Côtes de Bordeaux from the red wine varieties Merlot (70%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%), Cabernet Franc and Malbec (Cot), as well as small quantities of the autochthonous Béquignol Noir and Prolongeau (Bouchalès). The Premières Côtes de Blaye appellation was used for red wines with a higher alcohol content until the 2008 vintage; it was abandoned in favour of Blaye - Côtes de Bordeaux.

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The most important white wine varieties are Sémillon, Sauvignon Bl anc, Chenin Bl anc, Colombard and Ugni Blanc (Trebbiano Toscano). The AOC Blaye (also Blayais) applied to simpler red and white wines until the 2008 vintage. Now it only applies to the simpler white wines. The AOC Côtes de Bl aye applies to better quality white wines (compared to the simple ones under Blaye).

Well-known producers bw. Château Barbé, Château les Bertrands, Château Bourdieu, Château la Carelle, Château de Castets, Château Charron, Château Crusquet-de-Lagarcie, Château l'Escadre, Château du Grand-Pierre, Château Haut Bertinerie, Château Lacaussade St-Martin, Château Maine-Gazin, Château Marinier, Château Menaudat, Château les Moines, Château Peyredoulle, Château Peyreyre and Château Segonzac.

Map: By Domenico-de-ga from Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, link.
Modifications from the original by Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer 2017

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