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Pecharmant


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Pecharmant is an appellation located to the northeast of Bergerac, making rustic, Bordeaux-like red wines. Although less than 1,000 acres, Pecharmant is gaining name recognition rapidly. Their wines can now compete with unclassified Bordeaux and are almost always less expensive. Generally rich and powerful, the wines here can be made from any of the main four red grapes of Southwest France and are almost always a good bet for classical wine lovers on a budget.

History

Originally created as an AOC in 1936, the Pecharmant region is quite historical. However, only in recent times have Pecharmant's wines become truly popular.

Climate and Viticulture

Produced from vineyards on hills northeast of Bergerac, these wines are not much different from those of Bordeaux. Rustic, ageworthy and powerful, the wines of Pecharmant are viticulturally influenced by the hot sun and the iron-rich clay soil.

Grape Varieties

Pecharmant wines must be blends of at least three grape varieties. Among the available options for producers are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. Powerful, tannic, and generally very ageworthy, the exclusively red wines mellow and become more fruity as they grow older.

Major Producers

We list five very good producers here.

Subregions

None.