Chateau BouscasseAll products from this vendor
Others produced wine in Madiran, but it was Alain Brumont who made this commune famous in the world of wine. In 1980, frustrated by his father's lack of ambition and his unwillingness to improve the quality of the drink, he left his father's winery and started his own business. For 20 years, successfully combining knowledge, experience and outstanding winemaking techniques, Brumont has created the largest wine house in the southwest and has undeniably proven that the Tannat grape is a first-class variety. The Madiran and Pacherenc du Vic-Bihl appellations are adjacent to the alluvial soils of the Pyrenees foothills, 160 km south of Bordeaux. Madiran is a red wine appellation, and the main grape variety is Tannat, to which a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc or Fer Servadou is added. Tannat perfectly preserves the natural acidity and allows you to create very rich and deep wines with a wonderful structure, and in the right hands, these grapes turn into wines of amazing depth, complexity and concentration of taste. With age, Tannat wines acquire a rounded texture and subtle tannins. These wines age perfectly.
Petit CourbuAll products from this varietal
Petit Courbu is a light-skinned white wine grape variety. Wines have a moderate body and there are aromas of honey and yellow lemon in them.
Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh is an appellation specializing in sweet white wines in Gascony, South West France, contiguous with the red wine-focused Madiran appellation. Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh wines are late-harvested dessert wines made from various combinations of Petit Courbu, Petit Manseng, Gros Manseng and Courbu Blanc. The Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh title also covers dry white wines under the label of "Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec".
The wines of southwestern France have a long and controversial history. Local rivers have always played an important role as they have been the main trade routes for the transport of wines from traditional regions such as Cahors, Bergerac, Bouzet and Gaillac to markets. However, the neighboring region of Bordeaux was also influential. Winemakers and castle owners in Bordeaux really disliked the rival region and did everything to overshadow it and prevent it from developing properly. Therefore, many wines from the southwestern part had to fight hard to get to know about them and start including them in the wine lists of restaurants. The soil, climate and landscape of the southwest are as varied as the wines themselves. The influence of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea is due to the maritime climate, but there are also areas with a more continental microclimate, where drier and hotter summers prevail.