Wines of SW France

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Published on February 16, 2009

Author: Derek

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SW France Region : SW France Region Bearn AOC : Bearn AOC Bearn AOC : Bearn AOC Basque region, right near Spanish border Red (and Rose): 60% Tannat, plus Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc, Fer, Manseng Noir White: Petit and Gros Manseng, Courbu Blanc, Lauzet Sometimes know as Bearn-Bellocq AOC Bergerac AOC : Bergerac AOC Bergerac AOC : Bergerac AOC Borders the Bordeaux Region Mostly Bordeaux varietals Dry whites can be Bergerac Sec AOC Cotes de Bergerac has and extra degree of alcohol; slightly richer wine Buzet AOC : Buzet AOC Buzet AOC : Buzet AOC Satellite of Bordeaux, on the border of Armangac Bordeaux Varietals Formerly known as Cotes de Buzet AOC Cahors AOC : Cahors AOC Cahors AOC : Cahors AOC Red wine only: 70% Malbec, up to 30% Tannat or Merlot The wines were once much darker before phylloxera Vieux Cahors must be aged in oak for minimum 3 years Off the southeast corner of Bergerac, centered around the town of Cahors, on the Lot river Cotes de Duras AOC : Cotes de Duras AOC Cotes de Duras AOC : Cotes de Duras AOC Bordeaux varietals, lighter in style Whites can be dry or moelleux Located on the southern border of Bergerac Cotes du Frontonnais AOC : Cotes du Frontonnais AOC Red (and Rose): 50-70% Negrette, up to 25% Malbec, Syrah, Cab’s, some locals No whites Fronton and Villaudric are communes Sits directly off the west side of Gaillac, north of Toulouse Cotes du Marmandais AOC : Cotes du Marmandais AOC Cotes du Marmandais AOC : Cotes du Marmandais AOC Red (and Rose): up to 75% Cab’s, Merlot and up to 50% Malbec, Syrah, Gamay, Abouriou White: 70% Sauv blanc; Ugni Blanc, Semillon Known as a Bordeaux imitation The left bank is known as cotes de cocumont, right bank known as cotes de beupuy; as it is bisected by the Garonne river Located South of Bergerac; southeast of Bordeaux Cotes de Montravel AOC,Haut- Montravel AOC,Montravel AOC : Cotes de Montravel AOC,Haut- Montravel AOC,Montravel AOC Cotes de Montravel AOC : Cotes de Montravel AOC White: Semillon, Sauv Blanc, Muscadelle Usually produced in the moelluex style (must have 8 grams of residual per liter) Located inside the region of Bergerac, outside of Bordeaux Haut- Montravel AOC : Haut- Montravel AOC White: Semillon, Sauv Blanc, Muscadelle 8 – 54 grams of residual per liter Montravel AOC : Montravel AOC Red: 50% Merlot, plus Cab’s, Malbec White: Semillon, Sauv Blanc, Muscadelle Usually Sauvignon dominated wines Floc de Gascogne AOC : Floc de Gascogne AOC Floc de Gascogne AOC : Floc de Gascogne AOC Vin de Liqueur produced in the Armagnac region White: Colombard. Gros Manseng, ugni Blanc Rose: Tannat, Cab’s, Fer Servadou These wines get rancio with age Gaillac AOC : Gaillac AOC Gaillac AOC : Gaillac AOC Red (and rose): 60% Duras, Fer, Gamay, Syrah; Cab’s and Merlot White: Len de l’El, Sauv Blanc; Mauzac, Muscadelle Located NW of Toulouse Other AOC Gaillac’s : Other AOC Gaillac’s Gaillac Doux AOC: VDN from white varietals Gaillac Mousseux AOC: Methode Traditional red and rose Gaillac Mousseux Methode Gaillacoise: One fermentation with no liqueur de tirage Gaillac Mousseux Methode Gaillacoise Doux: Same deal as above, except produced from riper grapes; higher residual sugar Gaillac Premier Cotes: Dry white wine from 11 different communes within the region Irouleguy AOC : Irouleguy AOC Irouleguy AOC : Irouleguy AOC Red (and Rose): Tannat + 50% Cab’s White: Courbu, Manseng Area is Co-op dominated Jurancon AOC : Jurancon AOC Jurancon AOC : Jurancon AOC White: Petit Manseng, Gros Manseng, Courbu Often sold as vendange tardive or moelleux Jurancon Sec AOC is the dry white AOC which eclipses the sweet production of the above Madiran AOC : Madiran AOC Madiran AOC : Madiran AOC Red: 40% Tannat; plus Cab’s, Fer Directly west of Toulouse Rustic reds Marcillac AOC : Marcillac AOC Marcillac AOC : Marcillac AOC Red (and Rose): 90% Fer; plus Cab’s and Merlot Very rustic, recent VDQS upgrade East of Bordeaux, North east of Toulouse Monbazillac AOC : Monbazillac AOC Monbazillac AOC : Monbazillac AOC White: Semillon, Sauv Blanc, Muscadelle Sweet white appellation in the heart of Bergerac 1000 year old Sauternes style of wine Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh AOC : Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh AOC Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh AOC : Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh AOC White: 30% Arrufiac; Courbu, Petite Manseng Covers the same area as Madiran. West of Toulouse Made in a variety of sweeter styles Pecharment AOC : Pecharment AOC Pecharment AOC : Pecharment AOC Red: Cab Franc, Cab Sauv, Merlot Located inside Bergerac Finest wines of the region Rosette AOC : Rosette AOC Rosette AOC : Rosette AOC White: Semillon, Sauv Blanc, Muscadelle Located inside Bergerac Sweet style; between 8 and 54 grams of residual per Liter Saussignac AOC : Saussignac AOC Saussignac AOC : Saussignac AOC White: Semillon, Sauv Blanc, Muscadelle Located inside Bergerac Sweet style containing 18 grams of residual per liter of more VDQS of SW France : VDQS of SW France VDQS of SW France : VDQS of SW France Coteaux du Quercy (south of Cahors; Red and Rose; Cab’s) Cotes du Brulhois (west of Buzet; Red and Rose; Bordeaux’s) Cotes de Saint-Mont (Armagnac region; Red and Rose of Tannat, whites of Arrufiac) Tursan ( borders Madiran; Red of Tannat, Whites of barroque) Vins d’Entraygues and Du fel (Light, rustic wine rarely exported; northwest of the region) Vins D’Estang (basically same as above) Vins de Lavilledieu (co-op wines; located near Frontannais) Vin De Pays of SW France : Vin De Pays of SW France Vin De Pays of SW France : Vin De Pays of SW France Vin De Pays du Comte Tolosan is the regional designation Departments are Lot, Lot et Garonne, Tarn et Garonne, Aveyron, Haut Garonne, Tarn, Landes, Gers, Ariege, Haut Pyrennes, Pyrenees- Atlantique

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