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Bergerac wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Bergerac is a broad wine appellation in the Dordogne region of South West France that contains 13 sub-appellations. The broadest appellation refers to wines produced in the Bergerac region from at least two of the nominated red wine grapes of the region, namely Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fer, Merille and Cabernet Franc.
The white wine varieties are Semillon, Sauvignon blanc, Muscadelle, Ondenc, Chenin Blanc and Ugni blanc. The percentage of Ugni blanc cannot exceed 25% and the percentage of Sauvignon blanc must be the same as the percentage of Ugni blanc.
Sub-appellations include Montravel, Pecharmant, Cotes de Bergerac, Cotes de Bergerac moelleux, Bergerac sec, Bergerac rouge, Bergerac Rose, Rosette, Montravel sec, Cotes de Montravel, Haut Montravel and the delicious, sweet honeyed wines of Montbazillac and Saussignac.
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