Wines claiming the AOC Rosette title must be produced from specific plots in the parishes just north of Bergerac town: Lembras, Creysse, Mauens, Prigourieux, Gineste and Bergerac itself. These plots overlap with those producing grapes for the red wine-focused Pecharmant appellation.
The original legal document stating the conditions of the appellation was created in 1946 and has had only one minor adjustment since then. It stipulates that the wines must have residual sugar levels of 8–54 grams per liter and a minimum alcohol level of 11%. The wines must be made from Semillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle, with the proportions of each being decided by individual producers.