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The Côtes de Bordeaux Blaye is a catch-all appellation in the Bordeaux region of France that includes everything produced within the Blaye district. This includes Blaye, Côtes de Bordeaux Blaye, and Premieres Côtes de Blaye. The various appellations had been struggling for marketable identity, and decided to unite under one Blaye banner that became official in 2009.
 
The reds are produced from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, while the whites are Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Muscadelle. Small percentages of Ugni Blanc and Colombard are also permitted, but not as widely produced. 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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The vineyards of Blaye, perched on a headland of the Gironde estuary, consist of an incredibly rich variety of local conditions. The rolling hills and dales of the hinterland are offset by the almost marine horizon of the estuary separating Blaye from the Médoc. The winds and tides of the Gironde, no longer a river and not yet part of the sea, have shaped the course of the history of this terroir, one of the richest and most lively in the whole of Aquitaine. – Description from Ryma

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