Bordeaux Red: Cotes de Blaye

The appellation of Blaye, located on the right bank of the Gironde, west of Côtes de Bourg, just opposite the Gironde from the Saint Julien on the left bank. The property’s origins have been lost over time. The story is that Roland, the nephew of Charlemagne, was crossing the Blaye region, and stopped in the village Saint-Seurin-de-Cursac, where the château is located. He was supposed to have thrown his javelin from the heights of ‘la Garde’ into the river Gironde, below. Many architectural finds have been unearthed at this site dating from Acheulian, Magdalenian, and Neolithic periods, which are displayed in the reception room of the château.

  • Chateau Rolande le Garde

    The vineyards are planted to 77% Merlot, 20% Cabernet, and 3% Malbec (Côt), with a density of 4500 vines per hectare. The vines average 20 years of age and are planted on a soil and subsoil of clayey-limestone. After 15-20 days of vatting, with thermal exchange temperature control, the wines are aged in new barrels and vats for 12-18 months depending on the vintage. We are very lucky to be able to offer this wine, as over 65% of it is sold directly to customers of the winery, 35% to the trade, with only 5% of that amount being exported.

    Point of Sale Wine Label Wine Bottle