BLAYE AND BOURG
In Blaye, the emphasis is on fishing. The vineyards are mostly clustered along Blaye's southern border near Bourg.
Bourg is the southernmost and smaller of the two. The importance of grapegrowing is evidenced by the picturesque vineyards that blanket the hills.
Many of the vineyards are south-facing. They collect sun and heat to help ripen the grapes.
The soils are generally fertile and yields tend to be high. Since the soil composition is mainly clay, Merlot is an important grape variety in Blaye and Bourg.
The wines, especially those from Bourg, can be charming and enjoyable. A step...
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