Cotes de Bordeaux
Four of the five Bordeaux Côtes have created a new, simpler AOC/appellation in a bid to make their wines easier for the consumer to understand. In a decision which would streamline Bordeaux’s 57 appellations, the new AOC, comprising Côtes de Blaye, Côtes de Castillon, Côtes de Franc and Premiere Côtes de Bordeaux will be called Côtes de Bordeaux. Cotes de Bourg decided to remain outside of this unified system. Premieres Côtes de Bordeaux became known as Cadillac-Côtes de Bordeaux.
The Cotes de Bordeaux-Blaye-Cotes de Bordeax, Bourg-Cotes de Bordeaux, Castillon-Cotes de Bordeaux; Francs Cotes de Bordeaux and the former Premiere Côtes de Bordeaux (now Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux) all have a long history of wine production. The wines will generally have more character than a straight Bordeaux AC and provide great value.