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One of the six major regional IGP areas for the production of land wines in France, The other five are Comtés of Rhodania. Comté Tolosan. Méditerranée. Pays d'Oc and Val de Loire, It is located in the southwest on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and includes the four départements Charente Charente-Maritime, Dordogne and Gironde in full, as well as a large part of the department Lot-et-Garonne. The area created in 2006 includes parts of the winegrowing regions Bordeaux and Southwest France, This allows the Bordeaux winemakers, too Vins to produce what was not possible until then. It is atlantic climate with mild winters and long sunny summers. To 50% red wines, as well as to 25% rose and white wines from the classic Bordeaux varieties vinified. The most important red wines are Merlot. Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc. Petit Verdot. Carmenère and Malbec ( Cot ), which are the most important white wines Sauvignon Blanc. Sémillon. Muscadelle, Ugni Blanc ( Trebbinao Toscano ) Colombard and Chardonnay,

Vineyards in the municipality of Pons (Charente-Maritime) in the IGP area Atlantique
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