The Bergerac wine region is crossed from East to West by the Dordogne and irrigated by a large number of its tributaries. The wine region stretches over a landscape of hills and plateaux which are widely exposed to the sun on both banks of the Dordogne. The surface area of the Bergerac wine region in terms of production is 12,220 ha, with 6,200 ha for red Bergerac A.O.C. and 3,400 ha for white Bergerac A.O.C.
The grape varieties used for Bergerac red wines are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, to a lesser extent, Côt or Malbec and more rarely Fer Servadou, Mérille or Périgord. For white wines the grape varieties used are the Sémillon, Sauvignon, Muscadelle and in a very small proportion the Ondenc and the Chenin blanc. The Ugni blanc is an occasional variety. For all Bergerac AOC, the wines must come from at least two grape varieties.
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