There are so many great values coming out of Bergerac yet so many wine drinkers have never explored what this sub-region in South West France has to offer. I just had the chance to uncork a bottle of Chateau Poulvere 2010 Bergerac Rouge and was impressed with what I tasted. This blend of 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent choice for mid-week sipping.
This red, aromatic Bergerac opens with notes of licorice and berries. The smooth palate features influences of licorice, strawberry, blueberry, red currant, and dark cherry with a lingering, spicy finish. A fantastic find for a mere $10 a bottle. If you haven’t explored wines from Bergerac, I highly suggest you do so! (13% alcohol)
My Wine Rating – B+
Food Pairing Suggestions – Pair with sausage, grilled chicken, or pork…it is a great grilling companion!