Madiran and Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh

(c) Xavier Dumoulin
Where to find this product?

In specialist stores in the region

When to find it? All year round
Contact Section Interprofessionnelle des Vins de Madiran
Maison des Vins - 4, rue de l’église
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On the unique and exceptional terroirs at the foot of the pyrénées, for centuries passionate men and women have been producing these unique wines made from the original and rare grape variety, Tannat.

Situated where the Gers, Pyrénées Atlantiques and Hautes Pyrénées departments meet, the Madiran and Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh appellations now stretch across 1,700 hectares. Introduced to Madiran by Benedictine monks in the 11th century, it wasn’t until 1948 that the modern history of Madiran wines began with the creation of the A.O.C. From that point on the region experienced a resurgence for growing grapevines. Spurred on by a few pioneers in the ‘80s, the appellation made a move towards producing quality fine wines. From 2000 onwards, Madiran wine producers began to promote their expertise and make their mark.


Tannat is the majestic grape variety from the Pyrenean foothills and the basis of Madiran wines’ unique character. This rare grape variety today represents almost 70% of the appellation’s grape production. It thrives wonderfully on the unique and exceptional soils of the rolling Madiran hilly landscape.

Madiran is a story of 200 winegrowers driven by a shared passion to express their warmth, generosity, savoir-faire and way of life…. They produce intense, complex, honest and generous wines to express their character, and to enjoy amongst friends…

Madiran is an intense wine, generous and rich in fruity cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant aromas with spicy notes. Best served at 16° with all types of dishes especially from the South West of France as well as world cuisine such as curries and tagines, grilled red meats and chocolate desserts. Alternatively, you may prefer young Madiran wines served chilled as an aperitif to accompany tapas.

Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh

Located on the same production area as Madiran, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh (300 hectares) is the name given to region’s white wines. These dry and semi-sweet wines are also made from unique grape varieties that give them their distinctive style. Petit Courbu, Arrufiac, Gros Manseng and Petit Manseng.

Dry Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh is an original wine. This ample, fresh and extremely aromatic wine expresses citrus notes of tropical and white-fleshy fruits. Best served chilled (at 10°) as an aperitif to accompany sushi, vegetable tians or white meat dishes.

Semi-sweet Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh is a beautifully blended, intense wine. Always well balanced thanks to its natural freshness, this wine delivers distinctive rich aromas with notes of candied fruit, dried fruit and honey. Enjoy chilled (at 10°) as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to foie gras, cheese and fruit desserts.