Wines claiming the title, which means 'Charming Hill', must be made from Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Pecharmant wines are more robust than many others produced in the area, both in terms of their ageing capabilities and their flavor profile. Merlot is the predominant grape, which means that the wines are softer and less tannic than those produced from a high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon. The appellation's output is increasing as a result of the growing global interest in well-structured but approachable wine styles.
Pecharmant wines come from the south-facing gravelly slopes just to the east of Bergerac town. They must be made from grapes grown within the parishes of Bergerac, Creysse, Lembras and Saint-Sauveur. The minimum permitted planting density for the vineyards is 4000 vines per hectare, producing a permitted maximum yield of 45hL/ha.
The boundaries of the Pecharmant title overlap with those of the small Rosette appellation, where some sweet white wines are also made.