Bergerac Vineyards

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007 at 12:00 am

Not to be outdone by the other wine-producing regions, Bergerac has its own collection of wines that has their own distinct ability to excite senses and to satisfy the most discriminating of wine connoisseurs. The Bergerac wines are divided into reds and whites.

The Bergerac Red and Rose wines use a grape variety that ultimately defines the Bergerac Red and Rose A.O.C. This is included in Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot Noir, Cot or Malbec, Elegant, which is supple and is redolent of fruits that represent the terroir and the climate.

The Bergerac White boasts of a mix of Bergerac White wine includes Semillon, Muscadelle, Chenin, Sauvignon, Ondec and Blanc grape varieties.

The texture of the wine is crisp and has a full, aromatic flavor and vitality to it. The finish of the wines of Bergerac wines when tasted pleasingly lingers in the mouth.

There are various vineyards in the region which are expansive and use different types of techniques in their cultivation. Here are some examples of the vineyards that are included in the Bergerac region and their corresponding descriptions.

Château l’Ancienne Citadelle

This vineyard stretches to about 30 hectares, five of which are planted with white grapes which include the varieties of Sémillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon and twenty-five hectares of red grape varieties of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The vineyard regularly works with specialists and scientists with regard to harvesting and sustainable farming methods which are also made to protect the environment.

Domaine de l’Ancienne Cure

This is a vineyard that is run by a family which began in Colombier, a presbytery situated several kilometers from Bergerac. The L’Ancienne Cure was a presbytery which flaunts a thirteenth-century church. The vineyard has won many prestigious awards and prizes because of the distinct taste and quality of their wines. The vineyard rises to a total of 25 hectares of white grape varieties and 17 hectares of red grape varieties.

Château Belles-Filles

The vineyard of Château Belles-Filles is a 20-hectare plot of land which includes 10 hectares of vines which are located at the southwest of the Dordogne in the heart of the Périgord Pourpre which is estimated to be 15km south of Bergerac. The grapes are cultivated properly and given better treatment with sustainable agricultural practices. The type of soil is heavy clay that is laid on top of a calcareous bedrock. The climate seems to be hotter that those of the surrounding regions which enables the grapes to mature faster and better.

These are just some of the vineyards that are located in the Bergerac region. These vineyards may be moderately-sized plots of land but the quality of the wines they produce are exceptional. What’s more is this particular area gives importance to the cultivation of the soil by consulting different experts and adhering to certain standards which have been imposed by the experts. The red wines of Bergerac are truly a sight to behold and a better taste to boot.