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Madiran wine appellation
Wine appellation

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Madiran is a wine appellation in south west France famous for its bold red wines. It covers 37 communes in the départements of Pyrénées Atlantiques, Hautes Pyrénées and Gers.
The most interesting wines are made from the highly tannic Tannat grape, but Cabernet Franc, Fer Servadou and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are also used. Tannat must comprise at least 40% of the blend.
Even though white wines are grown in the same area they are covered by another appellation, namely Pacherenc du Vic Bilh.
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