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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) in his famous work "Gargantua and Pantugruel" the main character Pantagruel boasted this wine. The vineyards cover about 100 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities Gageac -et-Rouillac, Monestier, Razac de Saussignac and Saussignac. The sweet to sweet developed white wines are 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)

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