Tasting wine – buy wine – Pecharmant
Enrique, Plasencia Garcia; my new (neighbor) New Wine shop in le Bourg, rue de la Balme, Beynac-et-Cazenac,
Info; +33 (0) 6 19 72 10 28
one of the wines that are favorites is the Pecharmant
Pécharmant is a wine name (Appellation d’origine contrôlée, AOC) for wines produced in the city of Bergerac, France. With a surface area of 400 hectares, the municipalities of Bergerac, Creysse and Lembras produces nearly 15 000 hectoliters of red wine. Pécharmant is the best known of the Dordogne and has been classified as AOC since 1936. The identification “Pécharmant” dates from 1946 and the new AOC since 13 March 1992.
First produced in the eleventh century, Pécharmant is the oldest collection of vineyards in the region of Bergerac. “Pécharmant” comes from the words “Pech” (“Hill”) and “Charming” (Charming), so “the charming hill”. The vineyards of Pécharmant are well exposed to the sun and the soil from the Périgord and contains a deep layer of ferrous clay called “Tran”.
Pécharmant is a blend of four grape varieties, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. This variety is a good wine for all years, mostly tannic and full-bodied, ruby colored with fruity flavors, which can be served with game, Périgord charcuterie, confits, duck, red meat and strong cheeses. The country used for the cultivation of Pécharmant was formerly used for growing grapes for the production of Rosette, a delicate white wine produced in the Bergerac region.