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Overlooking the Gironde Estuary, the Blaye vineyard is made up of incredibly rich and varied soil. Opposite the hilly landscape is the almost sea-like view from the banks of the Estuary. Mid-river, mid-sea, the Gironde punctuates the region’s history.
Today, this 6,500 hectare vineyard is mainly farmed on the hillside but also partly on the plain and high plateaux. By planting on the hillsides, the vines enjoy exceptional exposure, ensuring a healthy and ripe harvest.
In addition, with 240 days of sunshine per year and numerous geological movements in the past, each of the 3 canton terroirs has developed their own character which forms this appellation.
The Blaye A.O.C wines are the flagships of our appellation. This is a range of exceptional red wines. Low yields, high planting density, long maturing and strict production conditions make them excellent wines to age.
Blaye has given its name to an entire region made up of three cantons.
Various soils make up the Côtes de Blaye A.O.C terroir, clay-limestone to clay on the hillsides bordering the Gironde and sandy-clay to sandy-gravel on the plateaux that peak at 100 m.
All mostly sit on a natural limestone foundation and more rarely on agglomerated sandy and gravelly soils known as ‘the alios’ (in the east).
In the past, this region produced more white wines than red wines.
The Blaye vineyard includes the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux and Blaye A.O.C appellations which you can find in the ‘Côtes de Bordeaux’ product sheet.