Monbazillac wine

Located near Bergerac Airport, Château de Monbazillac is well worth a visit to find out about its world class sweet white wine, as well as an interesting tour around the visually stunning building. A great place for photos.

 

Recommended by Jamie Oliver.

Among the best sweet wines in France, Monbazillac (or Montbazillac) must wait for noble-rot to attack the grapes before being harvested. In good years Monbazillac wines can compete with Sauternes and Barsac.

Monbazillac are very attractive sweet wines. They “flow like gold in your throat”. With age their colour intensifies and they develop their rich and intense characteristics.

Name: Appellation Monbazillac Controlée
Location: Near to Bergerac airport
Soil: Clayey limestone
Type of wines: Sweet viscous white wine
Age: 5 to 30 years and more – Can age over 60!
Vintages:
(recommended)
2016, 2015, 2009, 2003, 2001, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1990
Food with Monbazillac: Foie gras, aperitif
Cheese with Monbazillac: Roquefort, Bleu d’Auvergne, Fourme d’Ambert
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