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Barsac, Gironde

Barsac
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Barsac
Coat of arms
Location of Barsac
Barsac is located in France
Barsac
Barsac
Barsac is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Barsac
Barsac
Coordinates: 44°36′37″N 0°18′47″W / 44.6103°N 0.3131°W / 44.6103; -0.3131
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
ArrondissementLangon
CantonLes Landes des Graves
IntercommunalityCanton de Podensac
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Meynard
Area
1
14.48 km2 (5.59 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
1,964
 • Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
33030 /33720
Elevation3–21 m (9.8–68.9 ft)
(avg. 8 m or 26 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Barsac is a commune on the left bank of the Garonne river in the Gironde department in southwestern France.

Geography

Barsac is located 37 km upstream the Garonne river of Bordeaux.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19622,249—    
19682,298+2.2%
19752,019−12.1%
19822,085+3.3%
19902,058−1.3%
19991,948−5.3%
20081,964+0.8%

Wine

The town gives its name to a wine making appellation, Barsac AOC, that produces sweet white wines.

The town and its vineyards are separated from the area of Sauternes to the south by the Ciron river, whose cooling effect is of key importance in encouraging the annual action of the Botrytis fungus on the Sémillon grapes. The area is marginally flatter than its neighbour and its wines are considered to be marginally lighter. The area is however permitted to use the Sauternes appellation.

Producers from the area include the First Growths Château Climens, and Château Coutet.

Personalities

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