Center: limestone plateau surrounded by chalky soils with a clay-loam texture. Northwest: sandy layer on top of rather clay-like soils.
South: lighter soils formed by alluvial gravel and sand closer to the Dordogne valley
Wild strawberry and red currant followed by sweet spices, vanilla, leather, and smokey notes
Can be powerful and concentrated as well as refined and delicate. Typically generous, warm, and round, full bodied with a velvety tannic structure