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1

What are the departments of

South West France?

(The Dordogne)
Dordogne

(Central)
Lot
Tarn
Haut Garonne
Lot et Garonne
Tarn et Garonne

(Northeast)
Cantal
Aveyron

(Southwest)
Landes
Gers
Hautes Pyrenees
Pyrenees Atlantiques

2

What are the Departments of

the Dordogne?

The Dordogne!

3

Departments of 

"Central" SW France?

Lot

Tarn

Haut Garonne

Lot et Garonne

Tarn et Garonne

4

Departments of

"Northeast" SW France?

Cantal

Aveyron

5

Departments of

"Southwest" SW France?

Landes

Gers

Hautes Pyrenees

Pyrenees Atlantiques

6

AOP of

The Dordogne
{Southwest France}

[north-south]

BCR-M-CHP-MSC
Being Courageous Really Makes
California Highway Patrol Motorcyclists
Superior Cops

Bergerac
(Bdx blended Red, White, & Rosé)

Cote de Bergerac
(Bdx blended Red & White)
-no rosé here-

Rosette
(off dry-sweet Bdx blended whites)

Montravel
(Bdx blended Red & White)
-no rosé here-

Cotes de Montravel
(off dry-sweet Bdx blended whites)

Haut Montravel
(off dry-sweet Bdx blended whites)

Pecharment
(Bdx blended Red Only!!)

Monbazillac
(sweet Bdx blended whites only!!)
-produces SGN too-

Saussignac
(sweet Bdx blended whites only!!)

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Cotes de Duras
(technically in Lot-et-Garonne)

NOTE:
- all AOP here are inside Bergerac & Cotes de Bergerac (except Cotes de Duras)

7

AOP of

Central SW France

[north-south]

CCCC-BB-GG-FS
Clearly Certain Cancerous Cells,
Being Benign Grow Greatly.
Fucking Sucks!

Cotes de Duras
(Bdx blended Red, White, & Rosé)
-borders just SW of Bergerac-
not in Dordogne dept though

Cotes du Marmandais
(Bdx blended Red, White, & Rosé)

Cahors
(sole AOP of Lot dept.)
70% min Côt

Coteaux du Quercy
(Red & Rosé only!)
40-60% Cab Franc

Buzet
(Bdx blended Red, White, & Rosé)

Brulhois
(Red & Rosé only)
70% min Bdx + Tannat

Gaillac
(Rd, W, Rs, Swt, Spk-W)
(only AOP in this area for sweet wines)
-makes trad. meth. Spk-

Gaillac Premieres Cotes
(dry white only!)
-Mauzac based-

Fronton
(Red & Rosé only!)
50% min Negrette

Saint Sardos
(Red & Rosé only!)
40% min Syrah + 20% min Tannat)

8

AOP of

North-Eastern SW France

[north-south]

EE-MC
Even Extras Make Cash

Entraygues le Fel
(Wht = chenin; Rd & Rs = Fer)

Estaing
(Wht = chenin; Rd & Rs = gamay)

Marcillac
(Red & Rosé only!)
90% min Fer

Cotes de Millau
(Wht = chenin; Rd & Rs = gamay)

9

AOP of

South-Western SW France

[north-south]

FST-M-PBJ-I
Fucking Scorched Toast Makes
Peanut Butter & Jelly Irrelevant

Floc de Gascogne
(VdL of Armagnac)

Saint Mont
(borders just north of Mad/Pach)

Tursan
(borders west of St. Mont)
-home of Baroque varietal-

Madiran
Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh
(these share the same boundaries)
-MS question before-

Bearn
-home of  Raffiat de Moncade varietal
for whites - 50% min-

Jurancon
(inside part of Bearn)

Iroulegy
(on the border of Navarra, Spain)

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NOTE:
- whites here are mainly based on Courbu, Petite Courbu, Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng
-- except Tursan AOP (Baroque), and Bearn AOP (Raffiat de Moncade)

- reds here are mainly based on Tannat, and also bordeaux varietals

10

AOP of

Southwest France

[north-south]

The Dordogne
Departments
:
Dordogne!

Bergerac
Cote de Bergerac
(contain all of the other AOP here)

Rosette
Montravel
Cotes de Montravel
Haut Montravel
Pecharment
Monbazillac
Saussignac

Central SW France
Departments
:
Lot, Tarn, Haut Garonne,
Lot et Garonne, Tarn et Garonne

Cotes de Duras
Cotes du Marmandais
Cahors
Coteaux du Quercy
Buzet
Brulhois
Gaillac
Gaillac Premieres Cotes
Fronton
Saint Sardos

North-Eastern SW France
Departments:
Cantal, Aveyron

Entraygues le Fel
Estaing
Marcillac
Cotes de Millau

South-Western SW France
Departments
:
Landes, Gers,
Hautes-Pyrenees, Pyrenees-Atlantique

Floc de Gascogne
Saint Mont
Tursan

Madiran
Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh

Bearn
Jurancon

Iroulegy

11

What are the sweet wine AOP of

Southern France?

Off Dry - Sweet
(all the 'off-dry' wines here are in Dordogne)

Cotes de Bergerac AOP
(blanc can be off dry)
{{ 187 / 4-54 g/l }}

Rosette AOP
{{ 196 / 25-51 g/l }}

Cotes de Montravel AOP
{{ 198 / 25-51 g/l }}

Haut Montravel AOP
{{ 196 / 25-51 g/l }}

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Sweet

Monbazillac AOP
{{ 221 / 45 g/l }}
SGN {{ 255 / 85 g/l }}

Saussignac AOP
{{ 272 / 68 g/l }}

Gaillac AOP
(doux - VT - Msx doux)
Dx {{ 204 / 45 g/l }}
VT {{ 280 / 100 g/l }}
Msx-Dx {{ 178 / 50 g/l }}

Pacherenc-du-Vic-Bilh AOP
-can be labeled 'Sec' if dry-
{{ 221 / 45 g/l }}

Jurancon (aop) AOP
(aop - VT)
-can be labeled 'Sec' if dry-

{{ 230 / 40 g/l }}
VT {{ 281 / 55 g/l }}

12

What is the min Must Weight & RS of

Monbazillac AOP?

{SW FRANCE - DORDOGNE}

221 g/l min Must Weight

45 g/l min RS

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~30 hl/ha~
~14% min ABV~
{12% actual}

*released 6/1

13

What is the min Must Weight & RS of

Saussignac AOP?

{SW FRANCE - DORDOGNE}

Sweet White Only!!

272 g/l min Must Weight
68 g/l min RS

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~25 hl/ha~
~17% min ABV~
{11% actual}

*released 11/15

14

What is the min Must Weight & RS of

Gaillac (blanc doux) AOP?

{Central SW FRANCE}

White Doux
204 g/l min Must Weight
45 g/l min RS

~45 hl/ha~
~12.5% min ABV~
{10% actual}

15

What is the min Must Weight & RS of

Gaillac (blanc VT) AOP?

{Central SW FRANCE}

White VT
280 g/l min Must Weight
100 g/l min RS

~25 hl/ha~
~17% min ABV~
{11% actual}

16

What is the min Must Weight & RS of

Gaillac (mousseaux doux) AOP?

{Central SW FRANCE}

Mousseux Doux
178 g/l min Must Weight
50 g/l min RS

~45 hl/ha~
~11% min ABV~
{7% actual}

*9 months aging
3.5 atmospheres

17

What is the min Must Weight & RS of

Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh (sweet) AOP?

{South-West SW FRANCE}

AOP
221 g/l min Must Weight
45 g/l min RS

~40 hl/ha~
~14.5% min RS~
{11.5% actual}

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Sec
~60 hl/ha~
~11.5% min ABV~

18

What is the min Must Weight & RS of

Jurancon (sweet) AOP?

{South-West SW FRANCE}

AOP
230 g/l min Must Weight
40 g/l min RS

~40 hl/ha~
~14% min ABV~
{11.5% actual}

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VT
281 g/l min Must Weight
55 g/l min RS

~40 hl/ha~
~17% min ABV~
{11.5% actual}

19

What is the min Must Weight & RS of

Jurancon (VT) AOP?

{South-West SW FRANCE}

VT
281 g/l min Must Weight
55 g/l min RS

~40 hl/ha~
~17% min ABV~
{11.5% actual}

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AOP
230 g/l min Must Weight
45 g/l min RS

~40 hl/ha~
~14% min ABV~
{11.5% actual}