The Côtes de Bergerac Rouge wines are produced from the best selections from each vineyard. They are often matured in oak barrels and are more coarser wines than the Bergerac Rouge wines. The Côtes de Bergerac Rouge gets its intensly deep red colour from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot Noir, Côt or Malbec grapes. Structured and complex, they have candied fruit flavours, such as prunes.
The Côtes de Bergerac Blanc are divided into three categories, half sweet, sweet and very sweet depending on the sugar in grapes. The Côtes de Bergerac Moelleux make up most of the sweet white wine production which is made from a selection of three classic grapes, Sémillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle. These wines are produced from Sémillon grapes and have shiny straw colour and are smooth and fruity tasting. They are consumed young and gain remarkably in flavour when mature. These wines are usually consumed as an aperitif or with fish dishes, salads or with certain cheeses, such as Bleu des Causses or with dessert.
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