As in the neighboring winegrowing area of Bordeaux, the cultivation of vines began in this recently created country district of Bergerac is with the arrival of the Romans. Vines occupied a rapidly expanding place in the local economy, and the River Dordogne helped to promote the wine trade along its navigable sections.
The grapes are picked and sorted by machine to retain fresh fruit flavours. The wine is then rested on its skins for three weeks after cold maceration of juice and grapes to allow of the alcoholic fermentation to run. The wine is gently filtered, but no fining agents are used before bottling to preserve the flavours of the wine.
An intense bouquet of red fruits and vanilla characterize this enticing, deep ruby-purple coloured wine. Soft, juicy and beautifully textured.
Goes well with seasoned fish dishes, roasted chicken and savory pies.