Côtes de Bordeaux

Côtes de Bordeaux offers great value Merlot-based red wines that are easy drinking and don't need cellaring coming from a collection of appellations in Entre-deux-mers and the Right Bank.

Côtes de Bordeaux is comprised of different appellations throughout Bordeaux and it accounts for 10% of all production in the region. Here are the main appellations of Côtes de Bordeaux:

Côtes de Bordeaux Facts and Classification Information
  • Size: 29,652 acres (12,000 ha)
  • Major Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Sémillon.
  • Established: 2009
  • Soils: Limestone, gravel, clay, sand - varied
  • 950 wineries
  • 97% of the wines produced in the Côtes de Bordeaux are red.