Available in wine cellars in the region and in supermarkets. You can also enjoy a tasting at the Maison des Vins des Côtes de Bourg.
Located 35 km north of Bordeaux, the Côtes de Bourg area overlooks the glistening landscape of the Dordogne and Gironde Estuary. Mainly producing red wines, this region has nearly 4,000 hectares of red grape varieties. The predominant grape variety is Merlot representing 70%, then Cabernet Sauvignon (15%), Cabernet Franc (5%), and Malbec (10%). This last variety is specific to Bordeaux, the only one to have kept this variety in such a large proportion providing Côtes de Bourg wines with unique aromas of violets and spices. Côtes de Bourg red has a refined structure and is good form long-term storage. A perfect accompaniment to grilled meats and cheese platters.
There are also nearly 25 hectares of Côtes de Bourg Blanc in only around 10 estates. Predominantly Sauvignon Blanc blended at times with Sauvignon Gris, Semillon, Colombard and Muscadelle. Renowned for their freshness, Côtes de Bourg white wines are wonderful to enjoy in their youth as an aperitif or with seafood and fish dishes.