Pécharmant

The Pécharmant vineyard stretches over 400 hectares on the north bank of Bergerac.

Its name comes from the word pech, which means “the hill”.

 

In 1080, the monks living in the monastery of Saint-Martin de Bergerac were cultivating vineyards in the northern region, nowadays considered as the very first bergeracoise wine-producing region. The first book of the Jurades de Bergerac ( 1352 ) attested of the sale of the wine in the inns at this time, as well as the collection of the first taxes on the wine.

 

But in 1880, phylloxera ruined the whole French wine harvest. In 1895, the vineyard was transplanted on the best plots of land. In March 1946, the Institut National des Appellations d'Origine recognized officially the AOC quality of the Pécharmant.

 

This is the soil of this region which gives its specificity to this wine. The soil made of "sands and gravel of the Périgord" comes from the transformation of the granitic rocks of the Massif Central. A superficial leaching dragged the clay and the iron into the subsoil, forming a deep and waterproof layer called "tran", which gives to the Pécharmant its incomparable aromas.

 

This type of vine consists of Cabernet Sauvignon for the body and the bouquet, Cabernet Franc for a softer flavour, Merlot for the suppleness, Col rouge or Malbec for the velvety quality.

 

The Pécharmant, which possesses a beautiful dark color, is robust, full-bodied and generous.

This vin de garde will accompany perfectly the classic repertoire of the périgourdine cuisine (meats, confits, cheeses).

 

 

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