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The appellation named after the town of the same name south of the city of Bergerac is an enclave within the large area Bergerac in Southwest France, The name is derived from Mont Bazailhac (Feuerberg or Goldberg). There were vineyards in this area as early as the 11th century and the wine was exported to Rome. French ambassadors later served this wine as "peace wine" and statesman Charles-Maurice Talleyrand (1754-1838) served him to his guests at the Vienna Congress (1813-1814).
The vineyards cover around 2,500 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities of Colombier, Monbazillac, Pomport, Rouffignac-de-Sigoulès and Saint-Laurent-des-Vignes. The extremely long-lasting sweet wine in the style of a Sauterne is out botrytis Grapes of the varieties Sémillon (the most important vine with over 70% of the area), Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle blended. The wines with 15% alcohol content and at least three years of aging may call themselves "Taste d'or" (meaning "gold taste"). Well-known producers are Domaine de l'Ancienne Cure, Château de Belingard-Chayne, Château Bellevue, Château la Borderie, Château le Fagé, Domaine Grande-Maison, Domaine du Grand Marsalet, Château de Monbazillac (CV), Château Petit Paris, Château Poulvère and Château Theulet.