Cadillac - Côtes de Bordeaux
Vineyard location : : on the right bank of the Garonne, it lies between Bordeaux and Langon in a thin 60km long strip, never exceeding 5km/3 miles large
Area: 2 653 hectares spread over 39 villages (with the creation of the AOC Côtes de Bordeaux, the villages Sainte Croix du Mont and Loupiac are part of the production area).
Mean area estates: 12 hectares
Mean annual production: red 100 298 hectolitres
Soil: gravel topped limestone slopes, clay-limestone halfway up, fine gravels with silicious elements at the hills foot. Temperate climate by the proximity of the river. Terroirs sloping and exposed south/south west with strong rate sunshine.
Red: 55 % merlot, 25 % cabernet-sauvignon, 15 % cabernet franc and 5% malbec.
Only available in bottles
Many Roman relics testify to the existence of the vine at this time.
XIe - XIIe : Romanesque Churches (Cardan, Haux, Laroque).
XIIIe : feudal Castle of Langoiran.
XVIIe : Castle of the « Ducs d'Epernon » at Cadillac
XVIIIe : the bourgeois of Bordeaux wine control access into the city, they settled on the slopes of the Premières Côtes de Bordeaux to build beautifull houses called « Folies
The vineyards of Côtes de Bordeaux can be tasted in small sips through across its landscapes, churches « romanes » heritage, beautifull residences in the vineyards, its exceptional sites like Langoiran's fortress, the château de Cadillac or la cité médièvale de Rions.
Charming reads reveals ports along the Garonne and go to the hillsides covered with vines
Syndicat Viticole :
104-106, rue Cazeaux-Cazalet - 33410 Cadillac
T. : 00 33 (0)5 57 98 19 20 - F. 00 33 (0)5 57 98 19 30
website : http://www.premierescotesdebordeaux.com