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Bergerac
Bergerac


Côtes de Bergerac, Bergerac rosé, Bergerac sec.
Wine region with many hills that is the neighbour of the Bordeaux wine area, part of the département of Dordogne. This region has a great culinary tradition. The reason for this tradition is not only its regional recipes and wines, but also its black truffle, that has its own appellation controlée since 1973. The Appellation d’Origine Controlée wines are produced under the name A.O.C. Bergerac. The wines are famous since the middle ages and are produced from the Bordelais grape varieties. The red wines are fruity in the Bordeaux style. The white wines are full and fine. The area is famous for the noble sweet Monbazillac that has its own Appellation d’Origine Controlée. There is also some production of nice rosé wines.


-Surface: 7935 ha.
-Only wines from selected parcels in 91 communes of the arrondissement de Bergerac.
-Only red and sweet white, rosé (Bergerac rosé), white (Bergerac sec) wines.
-Grape varieties red and rosé wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, (Mérille)
-Grape varieties white wines: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle, Ugni Blanc.
-Max. production red wine 50 hl. per ha. (Côtes de Bergerac)
-Max. production red and rosé wines 55 hl. per ha. (Bergerac, Bergerac rosé)
-Max. production white wines 60 hl. per ha. (Côtes de Bergerac, Bergerac sec)

Sandy soils north of the Dordogne, several types of chalky claygrounds south of the Dordogne river.
Basalt Clay Marl

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Maritime climate with more extremes than the area’s closer to the Atlantic. Warmer summers and colder winters.
Atlantic ocean Mild winters Sunny autumns