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Right in the middle of a region which only produces white wine (St Mont, Pacherenc, Jurançon), Madiran is a sanctuary for red wine.

The vine growers in Madiran produce a red wine dotted of a particular character. It is elaborated from quality grape-varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc. But the most popular variety is Tannat, a typical grape from the area.

Madiran is a rough wine when young. After a few years in a cellar, it turns into a sensual and tannic wine.

Madiran wine information :


Appellation Madiran Controlée

Appellation Pacherenc du Vic Bilh Controlée (in the same production area as Madiran)


Facing the Pyrénées mountains

Places: Maumusson, Aydie, Viella, etc
Soil: Clayey-limestone
Size: 1,300 ha (3,200 acres)

10 million bottles
Red wine only!

Grapes in Madiran:

Tannat (at least 40%)
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Fer Servadou

Type of wines: Full body red wine
Age: 4 to 8 years and more
2005, 2004, 2001, 2000

Black fruits
Grilled bread

Food and Madiran:

Roasted duck
Duck or goose confit

Cheese and Madiran:


Bleu d'Auvergne
Ossau Iraty

Next: Bergerac

More pages about South West France : South West France region

Wines from South West of France :
Cahors - Jurançon - Madiran - Bergerac - Monbazillac - Buzet - Gaillac - Wines from South West

About South West wine region :
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Other french wine regions :
Alsace - Bordeaux - Bourgogne / Burgundy - Champagne - Corsica - Languedoc-Roussillon - Loire Valley - Provence - Cotes du Rhone



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