At the foot of the Pyrenees mountain range, the Madiran hills stretch to the rim of the French departments of the Gers, the Pyrénées Atlantiques and the Hautes Pyrénées. Our Madiran winegrowers enhance an exceptional, varied terroir that allows us to offer cuvées of powerful elegant wines, as well as cuvées of wines that are round and sweet.

Rich and elegant wines

Terroir and typicality.

The Madiran terroir characterises our wines. At the highest altitudes, the pebbles of the Maucor nappe lend a roundness and sweetness to the wines. The eastern slopes stretch down to meet the gravelly shales where the grapes mature fully in the rising sun. These characteristics bring digestibility and depth to the wines of Madiran. On the opposite side, the steep western slopes of beautiful clay-limestone temper the intensity and bring out the vibrancy of the Tannat to create the best wines in South-West France.

Le Tannat.

The indigenous grape variety, Tannat, is at the heart of the identity and originality of our red wines. Other varieties such as Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon enter the blend of our Madiran wines: young and fruity to more complex and with great ageing potential.

Discover some of our emblematic cuvées.

Côtes de Gascogne PGI

A wine-growing area for many years given over to producing Armagnac brandy, this land of plenty enjoyed a winemaking revival in the late 1970s, when André DUBOSC, founder of the PLAIMONT union, rediscovered the “French Colombard of the Gers”.

Saint Mont AOC

Saint Mont is the reference appellation in terms of grape varietal research (ampelography). It is home to the first vineyard listed as a Historical Monument (in 2012), and the first private conservatory in France (since 2002).

Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh AOC

Pacherenc, made in the same production zone as Madiran, is the fruit of over-ripened, sugar-rich grapes that are harvested late, giving it a wonderful freshness and smoothness.