By Paul Caputo

Although the 1855 classification of vineyard properties in Sauternes also covered the small village of Barsac, it was the former that received much of the acclaim. Increasingly however we are seeing more and more growers keen to use the Barsac appellation to promote their wines. The village, located just to the south of the city of Bordeaux, is planted primarily with Semillon and Sauvignon as well as small amounts of Muscadelle and Sauvignon Gris and covers around 390 hectares.