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Monbazillac - a village waiting to be discovered, a wine waiting to be tasted.

Surrounded by the vineyards which carry its name, the southern side of the commune of Monbazillac overlooks the huge plain of the Dordogne Valley.
As early as 1080 the monks of St Martin’s cleared away the forest land and planted the first vines in their stead. Over the centuries three grape varieties in particular were chosen to grace the favoured clay-chalk hillsides : Sémillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle. The area benefits from a micro-climate which is particularly favourable to the development of ‘noble rot’. Monbazillac, a wine which is harvested late, was the first sweet wine to enter the noble family of the Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée.
 

     
   


Arial view of Monbazillac

     
 

Text translated by Pays du Grand Bergeracois (professional translator).