AOC Buzet is a wine produced appellation on a part of Lot-et-Garonne around Buzet-sur-Baïse, in the oars of Agen, Southwestern France. It is Bordered by the Garonne to the north and east, and by the Landes forest in the west, this terroir of the Garonne average covers an area of ​​18 square kilometers in production that covers 27 municipalities.

Due to the degraded ocean climate, temperature variations are more pronounced and precipitation is less abundant than on the Aquitaine coast. The summers are hot and guarantee the vines sunshine, ensuring the good maturity of the grapes during the harvest period (It is one of the main criteria of this AOC).

Spring is rainier and the winter is rather cold. The vineyards are located, on both sides of the Baïse, on hillsides rich in minerals, gravelly and made of limestone and clay. Suitable for these types of soils, the grape variety is mostly composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cot or Malbec for red and rosé wines. The few white wines of this appellation, obtained by low temperature vinification and aging on fine lees, are made from 3 grape varieties: Sauvignon, Semillon and Muscadelle. The AOC Buzet has a rather limited terroir, but produces quality wines, varied and typed. The reds (95% of production) are fleshy and silky, at the height of some Bordeaux AOC in terms of power and depth.

 

A part of important features of Buzet appellation for red wines are as follows:

 

  • Soil: Limestone and clay.
  • Taste: Balanced.
  • Wine color: Red.
  • Aromas: Fleshy and silky.
  • Aging potential: 2 – 20 years.
  • Serving temperature: 14 to 16° C

 

A part of important features of Buzet appellation for rose wines are as follows:

 

  • Soil: Limestone and clay.
  • Taste: Soft.
  • Wine color: Rose.
  • Aromas: Red fruits.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 6 years.
  • Serving temperature: 9 to 11° C

 

A part of important features of Buzet appellation for white wines are as follows:

 

  • Soil: Limestone and clay.
  • Taste: Well balanced.
  • Wine color: White.
  • Aromas: Citrus fruits and exotic fruits.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 6 years.
  • Serving temperature: 10 to 12° C

Region Highlights

Surface: About 18 Square Kilometers
Classification: AOP Buzet
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cot or Malbec, Sauvignon, Semillon and Muscadelle.
Types of Wines: White Wine, Rose Wine, Red Wine

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