Bergerac Eglise Saint-Jacques

A Blessed Wine?

Here is a church which shares its name with a wine.  In the heart of Bergerac, on the well-trodden route to Saint-Jacques of Compostela standsBergerac from Tesco the Church of Saint-Jacques. The original construction was erected in the 12th century as a chapel on the pilgrim trail to Compostela. There is also a rather good wine called Eglise Saint Jaques Bergerac that boasts quality and value for money and is to be found in Tesco.

Eglise Saint Jaques Bergerac is a classic, and Jancis Robinson remarks that it is ‘Sad for the Bergerac growers that they have to sell their Bordeaux taste-alikes so cheaply’. Bergerac is generally a good substitute for Bordeaux and at a better price.

Bergerac is a region in Southwest France. The vineyards are located on calcareous clay soils (high limestone content) found along the banks of the Dordogne River in the heart of the famous Périgord, where wines of an exceptional quality are produced. Wines have been made in Bergerac since Roman times.

This is a great wine to please a crowd at either a drinks party or a dinner. Eglise Saint Jaques Bergerac is a red wine with notes of black fruit, and is medium dry with balanced tannins. It is the perfect choice to enjoy with roast red meats, game pie, charcuterie or cheese boards and it is suitable for vegetarians, who would be delighted with a glass of this served alongside a well-seasoned nut roast or vegetable curry.

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