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Bergerac Wine Region

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The Bergerac wine region in the Southwestern part of France is located just next to the world-famous Bordeaux region.

Yes, the region was lingering in the shadows of Bordeaux for most of its history. But, I would say that the region has lots to offer the wine lovers from across the world.

This region, which is covering an area along the Dordogne River, is found to be comprising of 93 communes. With this, there are around 1,200 winegrowers cultivating vines in almost 12,000 hectares of land.
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Although this is just a tenth of the size of its neighbour, this region is representing a good value for money in terms of its wines. Now, let’s see about the wines and vines of this region here…

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Looking at Bergerac as a Winegrowing Region

Broadly speaking, the climatic conditions of this region can be described as maritime.

However, the inland areas of the region are found to be experiencing colder winters and hotter summers when compared to the Bordeaux region.

The rainfall is also found to be lesser in the Bergerac region. Therefore, the vineyards are often planted in the areas where the soil could retain enough water contents.

Thus, we can see the vineyards being planted on the hilly land areas on both sides of the river valley in the southern parts of the Dordogne administrative department.

When we look at the soils of Bergerac, we could observe the soil types are varying considerably throughout the region.

Here, we can find the limestone soils that are remaining from the ancient marine deposits in addition to the sandy, gravelly, and clayey soils.

The vineyards of Bergerac are mostly planted on the clayey limestone soils as they are more suitable for the development of flavours and the structures in the vines.

A Quick Note on the AOCs of Bergerac

At present, the Bergerac wine region has a total of 13 AOCs which are divided between red, white, and rosé wines.

The white wines are produced in dry, medium sweet or sweet styles.

The AOCs of Bergerac are:

Bergerac: For dry range of red, white, and rosé wines
Côtes de Bergerac: For soft reds
Montravel: For dry red and white wines
Haut-Montravel: For sweet whites
Côtes de Montravel: For sweet whites
Monbazillac: For dessert white wines
Pécharmant: For red wines
Rosette: For sweet whites
Saussignac: For dessert white wines

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Aromas of Bergerac Wines

The Bergerac wines are especially famous for its aromas.

Thus, the primary aromas of Bergerac wines can be any of the fruity or flowery aromas:

  • Apple
  • Pear
  • Banana
  • Acacia
  • Honeysuckle

In addition to these, some of the top end wines of Bergerac wines would have truffle aroma as their primary aroma.

The secondary aromas of the wines of Bergerac are usually derived from yeast, bacteria or esters (dairy products).

Not only these, these wines would also have some tertiary aromas like the following:

  • Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Coffee
  • Cocoa
  • Wood
  • Balsam
  • Musk
  • Leather
  • Vinegar
  • Rubber

As such, we can see that the red wines of Bergerac are often dark in colours with some exotic full-bodied flavours while the dry whites are fruity and powerful.

The medium-sweet and sweet wines are found to be aromatic and strong.

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Of these, the most commonly used varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon.

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