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Montravel wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Montravel is a wine appellation in the South West region of France in the Aquitaine area, It is is situated between St Emilion and Bergerac above the Dordogne River that flows past here on its way to the Bordeaux area.
Montravel is part of the Bergerac appellation and has been known for white wines until recently. In 2001 the production of red and white wine was approved under the Montravel AOC. Red wines can be vinified from Merlot (minimum 50%), Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. White wines are made from Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris and Sémillon with small (<10%) amounts of Ondenc being permitted.
Some particularly fine wines are produced in this appellation with very exacting standards being applied to wines bearing this label. Check out the bottles which must be engraved with the words "In Monte Revelationem".
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