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Buzet is an AOC in Southwest France, formerly known as Côtes de Buzet until 1986. The region is close to the Atlantic Ocean, with other climatic influences from the Garonne and the Pyrenees. It is located to the west of Toulouse and east of Bordeaux. 

The majority of the wines are red, from many of the same grapes as their Bordeaux neighbors, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec (Cot) and Cabernet Franc (the latter also finds its way into many regional rosés). Abouriou and Petit Verdot are also permitted for up to 10% of an AOC blend. Whites are Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Gris. Colombard, Gros Manseng and Petit Manseng are also permitted for up to 10% of a blend. 
 
A majority of the wines are produced by the Vignerons de Buzet cooperative, who also make their own casks for their reputable aged reds. Other producers also make some fine examples or red and white wines, which can often be found at bargain prices compared to their prestigious Read more »

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  • Marguerite

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Malbec

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  • Syrah

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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