Appellation for white wines and only since the 2003 vintage for red wines (until then they were produced under AOC Bergerac) in the north of the region Southwest France, As an enclave, it lies at the very west of the large appellation Bergerac, Adjacent to the west is the Bordeaux appellation Cotes de Castillon, The vineyards cover around 350 hectares of vineyards in slopes in 14 municipalities between Port-Sainte-Foy and Saint-Michel-de-Montaigne on the right bank of the Dordogne (although 2,100 hectares would be approved). The soil consists of limestone with red clay as a weathering product on the surface and sediments in lower areas.
The white wines are made from the varieties Muscadelle. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon (for. 2 varieties), the red wines from Merlot (50% but <100%), Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc and Malbec ( Cot ) blended. The three AOC wines are Montravel (250 ha) for dry, Côtes de Montravel (50 ha) for semi-sweet (moelleux) and Haut-Montravel (50 ha) for out botrytis Grapes produced sweet (doux) wines. Well-known producers are Château du Bloy, Château du Fouga, Château Laulerie, Château Masburel, Château le Mayne, Domaine Perreau, Château Péchaurieux, Château Pique-Segue, Château Puy-Servain, Château le Raz and Domaine de la Roche-Marot.