Barsac AOC is an appellation for sweet wine made from nobly rotten Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon grapes grown in the commune of Barsac on the left bank of the Bordeaux region. Wines from this same area may also be labelled under the Sauternes AOC (or even the Barsac-Sauternes AOC).
Communes (1): Barsac.
Terroir: Compared to other Sauternes communes Barsac’s terrain is less undulating and its vineyards are more likely to be walled (Guide Hachette 2004, p.402). The AOC’s eastern boundary is bordered by the river Ciron.
Production: 2002 12,570hl from 605ha (Guide Hachette 2004, p.402).
Wine style: Less obviously sweet compared to Sauternes.
Food pairing: With foie gras as an entrée; with strong cheese like roquefort, or with a dessert (Guide Hachette 2004, p.403)