Buzet wine appellation in the South West France region of France

Foodtourist.com Restaurants, Wine, Travel, Opinions

Buzet wine appellation
Wine appellation

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Buzet is a wine appellation in the South West region of France in the département of Lot-et-Garonne lying between the towns of Pau, Agen and Marmande. The appellation extends over 27 communes. Buzet has had AOC status since 1973.
In this area there are heavy clay soils that are perfect for Cabernet Sauvignon vines, clay and limestone soils on which Merlot thrives and a soil called boulbène (a silty clay) which is conducive to the wonderful Cabernet Franc.
Red and rose wines are produced from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Cot (which is the local name for Malbec) supported by the secondary varieties which are Abouriou and Petit Verdot .
White wines are produced from Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Muscadelle and Semillon supported by the secondary varieties which are Colombard, Gros Manseng and Petit Manseng .
For both red and white wines the secondary varieties must be less than 10% of the plantings.
A good example of the wine of this region is the bold red from Baron d'Ardeuil.

Foodtourist.com - Independent commentary on the Web since 1996

Copyright | Disclaimer| Privacy Policy