Further to south of Bordeaux, one finds the region of Gaillac, where the grape blends begin to change from the standard Bordeaux blends. Here one finds a bit of Fer, Syrah, and Duras (the grape, not the region) creeping into the vineyards. There are also white wines produced here as well a bit of dessert wine and sparkling wine. Perhaps most interesting is the Gaillac Primeur, a red wine modeled after Beaujolais Nouveau, right down to the use of Gamay and the release date!
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