Indicative blend: Merlot (54%), Cabernet Sauvignon (23%), Cabernet Franc (18%) and Malbec (5%).
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A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape variety combination itself (© Copyright material, Wine-Searcher.com). Far from being an officially defined or legal term, it is almost never used for wine-labeling purposes (although it occasionally appears on back labels). Its equivalent in the United States is Meritage, which is not only legally defined, but also a registered trademark....more
Pecharmant is a little-known appellation within the Bergerac region of southwestern France. It gives its name to full-bodied red wines made from a blend of Merlot, Malbec (known locally as Cot) and Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc. Pecharmant wines are usually considered a step up in quality from the rustic red wines of Bergerac, but so little is made that it is rarely seen outside of the Dordogne region.
The South West (or 'Sud-Ouest') is a relatively large territorial zone of France, incorporating the administrative regions of Aquitaine, Limousin and Midi-Pyrenees. In terms of the French wine map, however, the Sud-Ouest region is a little less clear-cut, as it excludes Bordeaux – a wine region so prolific that it is effectively a zone...more
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