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AOC Buzet is a wine produced appellation on the 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  ​​18 square kilometers in production covering 27 municipalities.

Maritime Climate with Continental Feel

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 grapes’ good maturity during the harvest period which is one of the main criteria of this AOC.

Spring is rainier, and the winter is rather cold. On both sides of the Baïse, the vineyards are located on hillsides rich in minerals, gravelly, and made of limestone and clay.

Affordable Bordeaux Style Wines

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 somewhat 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 power and depth.

 

A part of the 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 the 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 the 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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