True to its tradition of quality, the Delices and Gourmandises cellar offers a sweet Côtes-de-Bergerac, a AOC wine which sweetly smells the authenticity of the Dordogne area.
Since the period of barges transporting wine on the Dordogne, the Purple Périgord produces Côtes-de-Bergerac, a white wine from the Bergerac region. In 1955 the label will benefit from an AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée). The AOC, officially known as white Côtes-de-Bergerac, is mainly composed of sweet wines.
The wine soil consists of clay and limestone, crossed by the Dordogne from east to west and intersected by north-south oriented valleys, offering sunny slopes and ridges. The low soil fertility and strict conditions of harvesting allow develop well-bodied and rich wines. The temperate oceanic climate gives ideally distributed rainfall during the growing period of the vine.
The AOC Couleur d’Automne, a sweet Côtes de Bergerac suggested by Delices and Gourmandises, is made from a blend of several grape varieties, mainly Semillon combined with Sauvignon and Muscadelle. Harvesting of fluffy white is handmade at over-maturity to enhance their sweetness. These white caption at least 12% vol. and contain from 18 gr to 54 gr of sugar.
Round and fresh on the palate, sweet wines are very appreciated for their candied fruits aromas. This aromatic freshness combined with their crystal straw-colored dress, make it a white wine enjoyed as an aperitif, but also with fish in sauce or apple desserts.
Directly bottled in its region of production, the Côtes-de-Bergerac Couleur d’Automne is served fresh (around 10 ° C), such as many white wines suggested in Delices and Gourmandises cellar.