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Which of the following is not one of the five communes in Bordeaux that can produce Sauternes wines?

A. Loupiac

B. Fargues

C. Preignac

D. Bommes

A.

Yeah, this is a tough one. The communes of Sauternes, Bommes, Fargues, Preignac, and Barsac in the southern Graves region of Bordeaux all produce sweet wines that are legally allowed to use the umbrella name Sauternes for their production. Although Loupiac is an appellation also dedicated to sweet wine in Bordeaux, it is not a part of the Sauternes designation. Sometimes called “the poor man’s Sauternes,” Loupiac’s wines are made in the same manner from botrytised grapes.

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