9 AOCs (protected 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 (for red wines). 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.
Red grape varieties: Merlot dominates
- With red wines from these appellations: generous dishes such as red meat, tajines, spicy dishes, pasta, risotto, hamburgers, cheese, chocolate-based desserts.
- With fresh and fruity white wines from Côtes de Bordeaux, to drink young, with fine and light dishes such as salads, seafood, grilled fish, white meat and goat cheese.
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