Buzet wine appellation

Buzet is a small wine appellation in the south-west of France to the west of the major city of Toulouse and to the east of Bordeaux in the Département of Lot-et-Garonne. It was established in April 1973 and covers red wines, white wines and rosé wines where the grapes are grown in some 27 communes in this area.

The red wines from Buzet share the same grape varieties as the neighbouring Bordeaux wines. These are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cot (Malbec) and Merlot. It is also permitted to use the rare Abouriou and Petit Verdot but these together must not exceed 10% of the blend.

White wines can be made from a wide variety of white grapes. The main grapes for white wines are Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris and Sémillon. These can be used to make single varietal wines or they can be blended together. In addition, the grape varieties Colombard, Gros Manseng and Petit Manseng can be used but together cannot exceed 10% of the blend.

The wines of Buzet are typified by Domaine du Pech who produce some lovely, reds based on Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cot (Malbec)

 

The Domaine du Pech biodynamic vineyard

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