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Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux AOC

Description to Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux AOC

The area in the south of the Bordeaux region was declared an appellation in 1980 under the name Cadillac. It is named after the town, which also gave the name to the famous car brand in honor of Antoine de la Mothe (1658-1730), the founder of the car city Detroit and later governor of Louisiana, who was born here. The appellation Cadillac was and still is only valid for sweet wines. The red wines were produced until the 2008 vintage under Premières Côtes de Bordeaux produced.

In 2009, a reorientation took place under the newly created umbrella appellation Côtes de Bordeaux with a partly changed name. Under the new appellation name Cadillac - Côtes de Bordeaux, the vineyards cover 3,400 hectares of vineyards on gravelly and calcareous soils. These extend as a narrow band 5 kilometers wide and 60 kilometers long on the right bank of the Garonne River from Langon to Bordeaux in just under 30 communes. The red wine varieties Merlot (55%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), Cabernet Franc (15%) and Malbec = Cot (5%), as well as the white wine varieties Sémillon (70%), Sauvignon Blanc (17%) and Muscadelle (13%) are cultivated. From the white wine varieties under Premières Côtes de Bordeaux and Cadillac Sweet wines are produced. The red wines are now produced under Cadillac - Côtes de Bordeaux.

Well-known wineries are Château Birot, Château Carignan, Château Carsin, Château Fayau, Château du Grand Mouëys, Château Laurétan, Château Lezongars, Château Plaisance, Château Puy Bardens, Château Reynon and Château Tanesse.

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