A small vineyard of 1 400 ha covering 3 departments – Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Gers and Hautes-Pyrénées – the vines were brought to the Madiran region by the Benedictine monks in the 11th c. Madiran became a Protected designation of origin in 1948. Therefore the culture of the vine is well known in the region, with a production of quality wines. In 2000, the wine growers affirmed their expertise and are now at their peak.
The main grape variety in Madiran wines is Tannat, which is the core of its identity and originality (nearly 70% of the vines). Madiran wines are intense, generous and profoundly fruity with aromas of cherry, blackberry, blackcurrant and spice. Best served at 16°, they go well with any type of cuisine: southwest or world cuisine, and chocolate desserts. Some people enjoy young Madiran as aperitif.
Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh
Covering the same production area as the Madiran wines, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh (300 ha) is the name given to the white wines. Dry or sweet, it is made with different grape varieties: Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng, Petit Courbu and Arrufiac.
Dry Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh is a unique wine. Fresh and very aromatic, with aromas of citrus, exotic fruits and white fruits. Best served chilled at 10° as an aperitif, or as an accompaniment to sushi, vegetables or white meat.
Sweet Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh is an intense and harmonious wine. Always well balanced owing to its natural freshness, it is characterized by its rich aroma: candied fruit, dried fruit and honey. Best served chilled at 10° as an aperitif, an accompaniment to foie gras, cheese and fruit desserts.
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