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monbazillac

The appellation named after the town of the same name south of the city of Bergerac is an enclave within the large area Bergerac in Southwest France, The name derives from Mont Bazailhac (Feuerberg or Goldberg). In this area there were already in the 11th century vineyards and the wine was exported to Rome. Later, French ambassadors served this wine as "peace wine" and statesman Charles-Maurice Talleyrand (1754-1838) served him at the Vienna Congress (1813-1814) to his guests.

Map of Bergerac with appellations (such as Monbazillac)

The vineyards cover approximately 2.500 hectares of vines in the municipalities Colombier, Monbazillac, Pomport, Rouffignac -de-Sigoulès and Saint-Laurent -des-Vignes. The extremely durable sweet wine in the style of a Sauterne will be out botrytis Grapes of the varieties Sémillon (with over 70% of the area the most important vine), Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle blended. The wines with 15% alcohol content and at least three years of aging may call themselves "Taste d'or" (meaning "gold taste"). Well-known producers are Domaine de l'Ancienne Cure, Château de Belingard-Chayne, Château Bellevue, Château la Borderie, Château le Fagé, Domaine Grande-Maison, Domaine du Grand Marsalet, Château de Monbazillac (CV), Château Petit Paris, Château Poulvère and Château Theulet.

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