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.