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Saint-Pourcain wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Saint-Pourcain (St-Pourcain-sur-Sioule) is an AOC wine appellation that lies in central France near the confluence of the Sioule and Allier rivers covering 19 communes in the Allier département over an extent of 577 hectares. White, rose and red wines are produced here. It gained AOC status in May 2009.
The reds are made from Gamay and sometimes Pinot Noir and the whites can have up to 40% of the ancient Tressallier (also known as Sacy) grape variety and must have 50% of Chardonnay. Sauvignon Blanc and Aligote can also be used. The rose wines are made from Gamay Noir.
Look for the red wines from the Domaine de Bellevue.
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