Bergerac is a wonderful little wine region in the southwest of France, located around the town of Bergerac just east of Bordeaux. They produce many of the same wines as their famous neighbor to the west, but are relatively unknown, for only fifteen percent of their wines are exported out of France.
Whites, reds, and roses are all produced here. The dominant red varietals are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The whites are Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Bergerac has similar terroir to Bordeaux, which helps them create some great wines, and at a fraction of the cost due to their anonymity.
Since it’s spring, let me tell you all about one of my favorite whites, Chateau Laulerie. This fantastic wine is a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon. This wine has a delightful floral nose and is fresh on the palate. The light fruit and slight hints of citrus stay with you until a dry finish with wonderful minerality.This wine pairs well with fish and salads, it is sure to please at picnic or backyard barbecue during these glorious spring days. Pick some up vinovinonline.com and enjoy.