The region of Bergerac is located in Southwestern France, just to the east of of Bordeaux, along the Dordogne River. Bergerac has unfortunately been overshadowed by its more famous neighbor, but recently the region has been receiving a good deal of attention and acclaim for their rise in quality and the value found within. Monsieur Dubard, the proprietor of Chateau Lauluerie, exemplifies this in his traditional and meticulous approach to grape growing and hands off approach in the cellar.
The Dubard family settled down as winemakers in the Bergerac region in the late ’70s. Their vines are situated on calcareous-clayish hillsides overlooking the right bank of the river Dordogne. With excellent South South-West exposure and a trellising system adapted to the spacing between rows, the grapes achieve balanced ripeness each year. Integrated farming techniques, including grass between vines, is environmentally responsible and helps to maintain the character of the terroir.
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