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.
MILD AND SMOOTH
Spread out over barely fifty hectares, this vinyard is located northeast of the city of Langon.
These wines find balance in the mouth, in the freshness that is part of their smoothness. Smooth and mildly sweet.
Wines that are sweet and smooth, intriguingly supple, with delicious notes of candy and honey.
These wines come from a vineyard of 10 communes in the canton of Saint-Macaire, which stretches over the slopes of the right bank of the Garonne, south of Bordeaux, dominating the medieval city of Saint-Macaire and its ramparts.
Numerous clayey-limestone or sandy clay hillsides rest on a calcium subsoil.
These grape varieties are Sémillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle. They are produced at the end of the manual grape picking, and harvested at peak ripeness and, for certain successive selections, follow traditional vinification, aged for between 6 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.