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What makes a Pecharmant wine so special ?

What makes a Pecharmant wine so special ? 

Are you wondering what makes this wine so different ? Here are the key elements of the rules and regulations as laid out by the governing body of the Pecharmant Appellation (the AOC). Thes rules are what guarantee the quality and the finesse of these beautiful wines. 

  • This appellation is limited to still red wines (non-effervescent).
  • The grapes must be harvested, the vinification process, the blending and the ageing MUST be done in the villages of Bergerac, Creysse, Lembras and Saint Sauveur (Dordogne).
  • The only authorised grape varieties are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec.

  • A maximum of 4000 plants per hectare is authorised,
  • There can be a maximum space of 2.5m between each row,
  • There can be a maximum of 90cm between each plant on a same row,
  • Pruning is done in the "Guyot" method.

  • It is stricly forbidden to water the vines,
  • The target yield is 50hl/hectare.

The wine itself ...

  • The alcohol content must reach a minimum of 11.5 %
  • The wine MUST be made of a blend of at least 3 grape varieties. One grape variety cannot represent more than 65% of the total blend.
  • The wines must be aged until the 15th August of the year following the harvest (at minimum).
  • The wine can be sold from the 1st September of the year following the harvest.

The aromatic profile of a Pecharmant wine : 

The wine is classy and complexe with aromas of over-ripe red fruit dominating blackcurrent and cassis. We can also regognize licorice flavours. Pecharmant wine are structured, the tannins are present but delicat. This is a wine which can be laid down beteen 10 and 15 years.

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