At the end of the last century, the medieval market town of Bergerac saw a British property boom fuelled by low cost air fares, strong sterling and relatively cheap house prices and living costs. A weak pound, environmental concerns and imminent Brexit have certainly dampened desire for home ownership in the Dordogne but at least there is the local wine as a form of solace.
Christian Roche's Domaine de l'Ancienne Cure is conveniently located beside the N21 at Colombier (a five kilometre drive from Roumanière airport) and is an excellent source of Bergerac and Monbazillac; both of which are certified organic.
Christian's Bergerac is made from an unoaked 'Bordeaux' blend of 70% Sauvignon and 30% Semillon and has wildflower and citrus aromas and a zesty palate of white currants and cantaloupe melon with a crisp, dry finish. It is a reliable cocktail hour pick-me-up or partner to salads and seafood.