What is Barsac?

The chateau owners and grape growers of Barsac have a unique privilege. They have their very own Barsac appellation, but may also claim the Sauternes title for their wines. Of the four villages that make up the Sauternes AOC viticultural area with Sauternes itself, only Barsac has this honor. (Bommes, Fargues and Preignac are the other three).

What wine is made in Barsac?

Barsac’s wines are made mostly from Semillon, which accounts for about eight in every 10 vines in the local vineyards. Sauvignon Blanc accounts for most of the remaining vineyard area, with occasional showings of Muscadelle and Sauvignon Gris.

Is Barsac Sauternes?

They have their very own Barsac appellation, but may also claim the Sauternes title for their wines. Of the four villages that make up the Sauternes AOC viticultural area with Sauternes itself, only Barsac has this honor. (Bommes, Fargues and Preignac are the other three).

What does Barsac taste like?

They are well-balanced, concentrated, and fresh, with notes of stone fruit, white flowers, almonds, and honey. Barsac wines can be enjoyed as an aperitif, but they also go well with foie gras, cheese, crustaceans, oysters, and pair naturally with fruit-based desserts.