9 AOC (controlled designation of origin) from Bordeaux to discover:
- Blaye – Côtes de Bordeaux
- Cadillac – Côtes de Bordeaux
- Castillon – Côtes de Bordeaux
- Francs – Côtes de Bordeaux
- Côtes de Bordeaux
- Côtes de Bourg
- Graves de Vayres
- Sainte-Foy Bordeaux
From the right bank of the Garonne river, these wines are produced on the hills and slopes that are dominated by the Merlot variety. The wines from this region are round, velvety, subtle and perfumed with red fruits and are best when aged a few years and served with refined dishes.
Grape varieties: Merlot dominates
Pairing ideas: generous dishes such as red meat, tajines, spicy dishes, pasta, risotto, hamburgers, cheese, chocolate-based desserts.
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