Vignoble des Verdotsby David Fourtout
REGION: Southwest France
APPELLATION: Bergerac Blanc Sec
Originally from Saint Emilion, the Fourtout family has devoted itself to the vine for four generations.
Located south of Bergerac, our farm borders, on the east side, the appellation of Monbazillac. Our vineyard, mostly on the plateau, extends over 3 kilometers in length. It thus enjoys very diverse terroirs, to which suitable grape varieties allow the obtaining of various types of wines.
Combining passion, knowledge and a taste for innovation, David Fourtout is working to continue today the business started over a century ago.
The reason for his reputation of the quality of the wines he makes. David Fourtout works on assembling wines from his terroirs and on how these terroirs work together. It is the passion of a man for nature. The raw material is of primordial importance. His products are recognized, because he was elected winemaker of the year, and has won many prizes.
Southwest France, which comprises Aquitaine, Limousin, and Midi-Pyrénées, is fourth in terms of the largest wine producers in the country. As is in the name, it spans all of the southwestern portion of the country, with the notable exception of Bordeaux. The wines in the area lean more towards Atlantic than Mediterranean build, much like those of Bordeaux.
The terroir of Southwest France varies as far and wide as the wines made there. The Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean give the area a mostly maritime climate, although the inlands are more continental – therefore hotter and drier. The rivers Tarn, Lot, Garonne, and Dordogne variety to the soil types of the region, as do vineyards such as Bearn that lie on the slopes of the Pyrénées (with its different altitudes, aspects, and soil stone types.
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