Bergerac

Contains 13 Appellations d’origine contrôlées (AOCs) for red, white (dry, medium-sweet and sweet), and rosé wines.

As in the neighboring wine-growing area of Bordeaux, the cultivation of vines began country district of Bergeracois with the arrival of the Romans. Vines occupied a rapidly expanding place in the local economy, the Dordogne River helped to promote the wine trade along its navigable sections over the centuries.


Producers from Bergerac:

Katharina Mowinkle of Chateau K

Katharina Mowinkle of Chateau K


Appellation Characteristics

Max. Summer Temp.
81°F

Altitude
52 m

Main Soil Types

Rocky, sands and clays mixed with gravel

Average Rainfall
808 mm

Latitude 44° 49′ 31″ N

Longitude  0° 31′ 7″ E

Types of Grape

The red wines are a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, sometimes supplemented by Côt (Malbec) or, less commonly, by Fer Servadou or Mérille. They are often deep in color, with full-bodied flavors.

The white wines are mainly a blend of Sémillon with Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris and Muscadelle, to which Ugni Blanc, Ondenc and Chenin Blanc are sometimes added. These combinations lead to the creation of fruity, dry white wines that can be powerful, and of medium-sweet or sweet wines that are aromatic and powerful.