THE STYLE Crisply fruity and well-finessed. Bordeaux’s neighbor to the east offers two wine personalities; a soft, fruity style from the right bank and deeper, heartier wines from the left.

THE GRAPES White: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc. Red: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec.

THE TYPES Dry whites (Bergerac Sec), sweet white dessert wines (Monbazillac), refreshing rosés.

FOOD CUES With reds: beet, lamb, pork, duck. Dry whites: seafood, fish, creamy French cheeses. Sweet white: desserts.


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