The lay out of the Pécharmant vineyard is organised in a semi-circle, North of Bergerac, on the North Bank of the Dordogne. The specificity of the vineyard comes from its soil made of “sand and gravel from the Perigord” a result of the transformation of granite rock in the Massif Central. The terroir has been subjected to a partial washing that has driven the clay and the iron into the sub-soil.
The richness of Pécharmant stems from the balance achieved between the blends of perfectly matured varieties. Which means, on average, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon for the body and bouquet, 16% Cabernet Franc for a more gentle scent, 41% Merlot for suppleness, 7% Côt red or Malbec for the velvety finish.
Pécharmant wines are blessed with a rich, dark and solid colour. They are generous, full-bodied and robust. Ample and rich in tannin, chewy or even somewhat severe when they are young, they imply their longevity. With age, they soften and their bouquet develops.
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