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Atlantique

One of the seven major regional IGP areas for the production of country wines in France. The other six are Comtés Rhodaniens, Comté Tolosan, Méditerranée, Pays d'Oc, Terres du Midi and Val de Loire. It is located in the southwest on the Atlantic coast and includes the four departments of Charente, Charente-Maritime, Dordogne and Gironde in their entirety, as well as a large part of the department of Lot-et-Garonne. The area, created in 2006, includes parts of the wine-growing regions of Bordeaux and south-west France. This allows Bordeaux winegrowers to also produce country wines, which was not possible until then. The climate is Atlantic, with mild winters and long sunny summers. The classic Bordeaux varieties are used to produce 50% red wines and 25% each rose and white wines. The most important red wine varieties are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Carmenère and Malbec (Cot), the most important white wine varieties are Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Muscadelle, Ugni Blanc (Trebbinao Toscano), Colombard and Chardonnay.

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