🇫🇷SOUTH-WEST-Bergerac


BERGERAC IS    AOC. 10      @Bergerac

  • BLANC=  |   ROUGE= **Refer to AOC. For Grape Information.

GEOGRAPHY France, South-West France, REGION-Bordeaux, DEPARTMENT-Dordogne

  • COMMUNES-(93)-      East of Bordeaux-City(      km.)
  • Despite Being Attached to Eastern Bordeaux It’s Considered to Be Part of South-West France
  • AOC.s Cotes de Bergerac AOC., Cotes de Duras AOC., Cotes de La Marmandais AOC., Cotes Montravel AOC., Hauts-Montravel AOC., Monbazillac AOC., Montravel AOC., Pecharmant AOC., Rosette AOC., Saussignac AOC.

TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly, On~Dordogne~River~

SOILS  Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone, Boulbenes(Gravelly-Clay)

CLIMATEMaritime With Continental Influences

VITICULTURE12,000 ha. Planted

**Refer to BORDEAUX/ Home For Detailed Information On Bordeaux as a Region.



  • GEOGRAPHIC DISCLAIMER~ Technically Bergerac is Part of South-West, But For Proximity and Organizational Purposes I Have Placed Its Information In South-East Bordeaux.

COTES De BERGERAC AOC.      @Bergerac

  • BLANC= Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
  • ROUGE= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, South-West France, REGION-Bergerac, DEPARTMENT-Dordogne
    • Multi-AppellationCOMMUNES-(90)-
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly, On~Dordogne~River~
  • VITICULTURE- ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Duc de Castellac, Laroque, Tour de Grangemont, Thenac, Vari

MONTRAVEL AOC.     @Lamothe-Montravel

  • BLANC= Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
  • ROUGE= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, South-West France, REGION-Bergerac, DEPARTMENT-Dordogne
    • In Cotes de Bergerac AOC.(North-West)
    • In Dordogne River Valley, East of Saint-Emillion-City(25km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, ValleyOn~Dordogne~River~(North)
  • CLIMATE- Maritime
  • VITICULTURE-ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Calabre, Masburel(33.4ha.), Moulin, Puy-Servain

COTES MONTRAVEL AOC.      @Lamothe-Montravel

  • BLANC= Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, South-West France, REGION-Bergerac, DEPARTMENT-Dordogne
    • In Cotes de Bergerac AOC.(North-West), (Laps)Montravel AOC.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Alluvial, Limestone
  • VITICULTURE-  ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE- Sweet
    • Estate/ Producers- Bloy, Laulerie, Le Raz, Roque Peter

HAUTS-MONTRAVEL AOC.     @

  • BLANC= Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, South-West France, REGION-Bergerac, DEPARTMENT-Dordogne
    • In Cotes de Bergerac AOC., BORDERS: Montravel AOC.(North)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, On~Dordogne~River~(North)
  • VITICULTURE-  ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE- Botrytis
    • Estate/ Producers- Bondieu, Puy-Servain

ROSETTE AOC.     @Bergerac

  • BLANC= Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, South-West France, REGION-Bergerac, DEPARTMENT- Dordogne
    • In Cotes de Bergerac AOC.(North-East), West of Bergeac-City(1km.)
    • COMMUNES-(6)-
    • BORDERS– Pecharmant AOC.(East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Massif Central, On~Dordogne~River~(North)
  • VITICULTURE- ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Puypezat, Rooy

PECHARMANT AOC.     @Bergerac

  • ROUGE= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvigon, Cot, Merlot
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, South-West France, REGION-Bergerac(North-East)
    • DEPARTMENT-Dordogne, In Cotes de Bergerac AOC.(North-East)
    • East of Bergerac-City(3km.), BORDERS– Rosette AOC.(West)
    • COMMUNES-(4)- Creysse, Lembras, Saint-Sauveur, Pecharmant
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling,  SLOPES/ Pech Hills
    • On~Caudeau~River~Tributary~Dordogne~River~(North)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone, Gravel, Loamy-Sand
  • CLIMATE- Maritime
  • VITICULTURE- 400ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE- AOC. Law: Wine Must Be a Blend, No 1 Grape Exceeds 65% of the Blend.
    • Estate/ Producers- Champarel, Cros, Grangettes, Haut-Pecharmant,, La Renaudie, Terre Vieille, Tiregand

SAUSSIGNAC AOC.      @Saussignac

  • BLANC= Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, South-West France, REGION-Bergerac
    • DEPARTMENT-Dordogne, In Cotes de Bergerac AOC.(Central-Interior)
    • BORDERS– Monbazillac AOC.(East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Plateau, On~Dordogne~River~(South)
  • VITICULTURE-ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE- Botrytis
    • Estate/ Producers- Court les Muts, Eyssards, Miaudoux, Richard

MONBAZILLAC AOC.      @Monbazillac

  • BLANC= Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, South-West France, REGION-Bergerac, DEPARTMENT-Dordogne
    • In Cotes de Bergerac AOC.(Central-Interior), BORDERS– Saussignac AOC.(West)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly
    • On~Dordogne/ Gardonette(Confluence~of)~River~(Left Bank)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone, Clay, Molasse Clay
  • CLIMATE- Maritime
  • VITICULTURE- 2,000ha. Planted,  CHALLENGES– Late Summer/ Fall Humidity
    • All Hand Harvested/ Multiple Tries Required.
  • VINICULTURE- Botrytis(Labeled Under Monbazillac AOC.), Dry Wine Wine Labeled Under Bergerac AOC.
    • Estate/ Producers- Ancienne Cure L’Abbaye, Barouillet, Belingard, Le Fage, Grande Maison, Grains d’Or, Septy, Tirecul-la-Graviere

COTES De DURAS AOC.     @Duras

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Mauzac, Muscadelle, Ondenc, Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Ungi Blanc
  • ROUGE= Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, South-West France, REGION-Bergerac(South-West)
    • DEPARTMENT-Lot-et-Garonne, East of Bordeaux-City(68km.)
    • COMMUNES-(15)- Auriac-sur-Dropt, Baleyssagues, Duras, Esclottes, Loubes-Bernac, Moustier, Pardaillan, St.-Astier, St.-Colombe-de-Duras, St.-Jean-de-Duras, St.-Sernin, La Sauvetat-du-Dropt, Savignac-dee-Duras, Soumensac, Villeneuve-de-Duras
    • BORDERS– Entre-Deux-Mers/ Bordeaux(West)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Dropt, Dourdeze)/ Plateau
    • On~Dropt~River~Tributary-Dordogne~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Sand(Boulbenes), Gravel
    • Castillon Calcereou(White Chalk/ Limetone),  Agenasi Molasses(Layers of Clay/ Sand/ Gravel)
    • Agenasi Calcareous
  • CLIMATE- Maritime, Botrytis(Wanted & Unwanted)
  • VITICULTURE- 2,000 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Amblard, Duc de Berticot, Du Grand Mayne, De Durand, La Grave Bechade, Honore de Berticot, De Laulan, Mouthes le Bihan, Du Petit Malrome, Les Savignattes, De la Solle
  • VINICULTURE- Blanc,  Rose,  Rouge
  • CULTURE- 1937- AOC. Officially Established
    • Maison des Vins de Duras

COTES De La MARMANDAIS AOC.     @Marmandais

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc, Mauzac, Muscadelle, Ondenc, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Sauvignon Gris
  • ROUGE= Abouriou, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Gamay, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, South-West France, REGION-Bergerac, DEPARTMENT-Dordogne
    • BORDERS- Entre-Deux-Mers(North-West)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly, On~Garonne~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Clay, Limestone, Clay, Gravel
  • VITICULTURE- 930ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Cave du Marmandais(Collaboration), Elian da Ros, Grand Mayne

**Refer to BIBLIOGRAPHY/ SOURCES For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced.