Côtes-de-Bordeaux-Saint-Macaire wines, previously known as Saint-Macaires, have enjoyed an excellent reputation since the Middle Ages. The hillsides enjoy direct southern exposure.
CÔTES DE BORDEAUX
Winding along the right bank of the Garonne River, the Saint-Macaire (or Côtes-de-Bordeaux-Saint-Macaire) PDO is a southeastern extension of the Cadillac region. The area's daytime heat and evening fog promote the development of noble rot in this small designation, located at the southern edge of the Entre-Deux-Mers region. It produces brightly-colored sweet wines, a straw yellow with flashes of gold, as well as dessert wines with an intense nose, blending ripe yellow fruit, almond, wax, and other notes.
DELICATE, STRUCTURED, OPENING ONTO LOVELY FLORAL NOTES
Along the limestone hills overlooking the river, the Premières Côtes de Bordeaux PDO enjoys a gravelly, clay-limestone soil in an oceanic climate. It produces delicate yet well-structured wines that open onto lovely floral notes, such as linden and acacia.
Its sweet wines come from the vineyards of 39 villages along the right bank of the Garonne, south of Bordeaux. The varieties used are Sémillon, Sauvignon, and Muscadelle. These wines are produced from traditional harvesting and winemaking practices, aged between 10 and 18 months.
CÔTES DE BORDEAUX SAINT-MACAIRE
APPROXIMATELY 50 HECTARES
Sémillon, Sauvignon, Muscadelle
VISITS & ANECDOTES
A PDO with southern exposure
To be enjoyed...
...with exotic appetizers, white meats, poultry, fish in sauce, or Asian cuisine. They complement all cheeses and enhance the flavor of chocolate- or fruit-based desserts.
Two itineraries to explore
Two hiking itineraries have been drawn up to help you explore the area: the "panoramic Garonne hills" route and the "Roman church hillsides" route.