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Cotes de Bourg in Bordeaux, France

Open doors in Côtes du Bourg on May 8 & 9

On May 8 and 9 all the doors are open in Côte de Bourg, at least those of a hundred or so wine chateaux – the annual ‘portes ouvertes’. There will be plenty of other entertainment too: a wine tourism rally (whatever that means?!), cross-country biking, aperitifs on boats, wine tastings and much more. More […]

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Côtes de Bourg quick facts

– Some 500 grape growers: 259 independent producers, 171 cooperatuers – 3900 ha vineyards with red grapes, 25 ha (!) with white grapes – Red grape varieties: merlot 65%, cabernet sauvignon 20%, malbec 10%, cabernet franc 5% – White grape varieties: sauvignon 46%, colombard 23%, sémillon 23%, muscadelle 8% – Only 15% of sales go […]

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Côtes de Bourg remains in sole isolation?

Côtes de Bourg will not be part of the newly created Côtes de Bordeaux appellation. It can be difficult to understand why one would choose not to be part of the collaboration (originally they were going to be). “Bordeaux” is a very strong in internationally well known brand with a strong quality image. Bourg, on […]

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