Top 100 wines of Blaye

Discover the top 100 best wines of Blaye of Blaye as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular of Blaye and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Blaye

Blaye is a historic town located on the eastern bank of the Gironde estuary, 32 km North of Bordeaux. Its vineyards produce red, white and rosé wines under various appellations. The three most important appellations used for the district's wines are "Blaye" (exclusively for red wines) and "Côtes de Bordeaux Blaye" (red and white) and the regional appellation "Bordeaux" (red, white and rosé). There is also the little-used title of "Côtes de Blaye", which is exclusively for white wines.

The landscape around Blaye is visibly different - higher and more hilly - than that just across the Gironde on the flat Médoc peninsula, and the Blaye area provides a picturesque element to the Bordeaux landscape. Although Blaye has been producing wine for much Longer than the more prestigious villages on the estuary, it was long ago a victim of Harsh commercial reality. The area's particular position on the Gironde estuary leads to its banks becoming heavily silted up, making access difficult for commercial vessels. The glory of Bordeaux as a whole rose and fell on the health of its exports, which were subject to geographical and political factors.

Discover the grape variety: Sémillon

Sémillon blanc is a grape variety that originated in France (Bordeaux). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. Note that this grape variety can also be used for the elaboration of eaux de vie. This variety of vine is characterized by large bunches of grapes, and grapes of large size. Sémillon Blanc can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Loire Valley, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

News from the vineyard of Blaye

Best in Show: The top 50 wines of DWWA 2022

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Decanter World Wine Awards 2022: Results announced

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Preview: Tesco’s spring/summer tasting

Decanter attended Tesco’s spring/summer 2022 portfolio tasting at the end of April where over 140 wines were on show, 38 of which are new to the range. In anticipation of the full list of top buys, to follow soon, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourites to get you in the mood for spring. Tesco’s wine buying team highlighted 24 wines as their must-try buys, and five of these have featured in our initial spring roundup below. We think they showcase the diversity of the Tesco range and the value t ...