Domaine de l'Ancienne Cure is a family-run vineyard situated in Colombier, several kilometres from Bergerac. ´L'Ancienne Cure' was the once the presbytery of Colombier which boasts a thirteenth-century church. Viticulturalist Christian Roche is the mastermind behind these two aromatic and complex sweet wines, blended from Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle, which are among the best of the region.
The entry level Monbazillac is rich, sweet 'liquoreux' wine with aromas of dried fruit and honey. It can be drunk as an apéritif or with blue cheese or fruit desserts. The Cuvée Abbaye has a strict selection of botrytised and raisined grapes. Fermented and aged in new barrels for 18 to 24 months, it is rich, concentrated and complex, with flavours of raisins, figs and honeycomb and hints of orange peel on the long finish.