Béarn is an appellation for red, white and rosé wines in South-West France. Unusual in that its geographic confines are not contiguous, Béarn AOC produces richly coloured, full-bodied reds, lively, aromatic rosés and fresh, delicate white wines. Part of the appellation overlaps the more widely known Jurançon AOC.
The picturesque town of Bergerac and its surrounding vineyards produce a range of different wine styles from the typical grapes of the Dordogne - Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. There are a handful of good producers here, but quality can vary.
Madiran - a charming, picturesque village in southwest France - sits at the heart of the exciting wine appellation that shares its name. Established in 1948, Madiran AOC permits only red wines, predominantly from the Tannat variety. It’s sibling white wine appellations - which occupy the same geographic restrictions are Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh (dry) and Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec (sweet).
Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh is a small appellation in the South West of France that produces a dry and sweet white wine, often blended from a Petit Courbu, Petit Maseng, Gros Maseng, Arrufiac, Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. The sweet white wines are made from late harvested grapes and are generally full bodied, with plenty of fruit and power.