Madiran & Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh wines


Rooted in history

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.

A striking wine

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

Fresh and seductive

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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