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Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh is a wine appellation in the South West region of France covering only 193 hectares in 37 communes in the departments of Pyrénées Atlantiques, Hautes Pyrénées and Gers.
It is a complex appellation with many grape varieties. The main grape variety is Arrufiac which must comprise at least 30% of the blend. Two other grapes varieties namely Courbu Blanc and Petit Manseng may combine with the Arrufiac to comprise at least 60% of the blend. Other permitted grape varieties include Gros Manseng, Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. The Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon combined must not exceed 10% of the blend.
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