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saussignac

The small appellation is an enclave in the large area Bergerac in the winegrowing region Southwest France, Already in the Middle Ages, the Franciscan monk and poet François Rabelais (1494-1553) had the main character Pantagruel boast of this wine in his famous work “Gargantua and Pantugruel”. The vineyards cover around 100 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities of Gageac-et-Rouillac, Monestier, Razac de Saussignac and Saussignac. The sweet to sweet white wines are made from the varieties Sémillon. Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle blended. Well-known producers are Château Court-les-Muts, Château de Miaudoux and Domaine de Richard.

Map of Bergerac with appellations (such as Saussignac)

Map: Von Cyril5555 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link

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