Monbazillac wine: The nectar of the gods

Monbazillac wine: The nectar of the gods

Monbazillac wine is one of France’s most respected sweet white appellations and produces an increasing quantity of high-quality botrytized — or noble rot — wine.
It is named after the village of Monbazillac, located just south of Bergerac in the south-west region.

It is not a dessert wine — like the Sauternes — but enjoyed ice-ice cold as an aperatif – and in particular to accompany foie gras. Monbazillac wines are differentiated from the sweet wines of Bordeaux by their full-flavored profile when young (honey, apricot and sweet figs are used to describe them), and by a creamy, nutty character which they develop over time.

Wines claiming the Monbazillac appellation must come from grapes grown in the parishes of Colombier, Pomport, Rouffignac-de-Sigoulès, Saint-Laurent-des-Vignes and Monbazillac itself — vinyards we will be visiting during your Delicious Dordogne experience. The approved grape varieties are Semillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle, from vineyards planted to a minimum density of 3300 vines per hectare, with specified vineyard management techniques. The finished wines must reach a minimum alcohol level of 12.5%.
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