The Tasting Pass is essential to discover and taste the quality and diversity of Bordeaux and New Aquitaine wines. Take advantage of the exceptional price of €16 from March 10th to June 7th (instead of €21).
Vins de Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Come and discover the richness of Nouvelle-Aquitaine's wine-growing region while enjoying a breathtaking view of the Garonne River.
Let yourself be guided and surprised to discover the richness of the wines of New-Aquitaine : Buzet, Côtes du Marmandais, Côtes de Duras, Madiran, Jurançon, Brulhois, Irouleguy, Vins de Bergerac (Monbazillac, Montravel, Pécharmant...), Vins de Pays Charentais and the IGP Atlantique, Agenais and Thézac-Perricard wines.
The winegrowers' unions and interprofessions, in collaboration with the Food Agency (AANA) and the Regional Council of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, invite you to our pavilion to meet committed winegrowers and taste quality environmentally friendly wines.
VIGNOBLE DE BERGERAC
A vineyard with high added value
Situated in the heart of the south-west, a few rows of vines away from its Bordeaux neighbour, it is distinguished by an authentic personality.
A unique terroir, the Périgord Agenais is a blessed region for winegrowers as the climate is favourable for vines and the soil is welcoming to the vines.
Men who make the wine are driven by a spirit of solidarity and a permanent quest for excellence.
It leads them to preserve the biodiversity that surrounds them.
A plural vine
The wines of Bergerac and Duras reflect the landscapes and microclimates that ensure their production: they represent an incredible diversity.
There is something for all tastes; lovers of dry white wine will be seduced by their freshness and frankness. The aromatic subtlety and fullness that a dry Montravel, Côtes de Duras or Bergerac offers. Those who prefer softness as an aperitif will appreciate the liveliness and fruity notes of a Côtes de Bergerac, the smoothness of a Rosette or the finesse of a Côtes de Duras.
Rosé aficionados will have a weakness for the aromatic complexity of Bergerac, or the freshness of a Côtes de Duras, with its characteristic wild strawberry fragrance.
Red wine enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice: young Bergeracs can contrast the power and generosity of a Côte de Bergerac, opt for the finesse and elegance of a Pécharmant, savour the intensity of a Montravel or the full-bodied attack of a Côtes de Duras.
Finally, lovers of sweet wines will be captivated by the power of a Monbazillac, the aromatic complexity of a Saussignac or the spicy character of a Haut-Montravel ...
VIGNOBLE DE DURAS
The vineyard, here, rubs shoulders with plum trees, sunflower and corn fields, hills and slopes from which emerge villages steeped in history: Way of St. James, ancient Roman roads, Gavach houses ... a whole heritage to discover!
For nearly 15 years now, our cooperative has been committed to sustainable and reasoned agriculture, reconciling the best of technology, respect for people and the environment. All our wines are produced using viticultural practices that respect nature and the people who take part in their production. We do not use any chemical fertilizers. We encourage the development of fauna and flora to recreate an ecosystem favourable to the vine. The selection of the bunches, the careful monitoring of the winemaking process and the know-how of the oenologists guarantee you clean and healthy wines.
The Winegrowers of Buzet : 95% of the Buzet Appellation, i.e. 1,935 Ha. 160 winegrowers and 95 employees.
Recognised grape varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon for the reds and rosés and Sauvignon and Sémillon for the whites.
The Vignerons de Buzet are proud to share the fruit of their work and their passion for the land, through these branded wines and Châteaux.
Situated 60 km north of the Pyrenees, Madiran is an appellation of 1,400 ha which extends over 37 communes spread over the departments of Gers, Pyrénées Atlantiques and Hautes Pyrénées.
The region benefits from an oceanic climate with mild winters and hot, dry autumns that favour optimal ripening of the grapes.
The appellation is organized in 4 main ridge lines oriented north/south, whose altitude varies from 180 to 300 meters and on which one finds a very great diversity of terroirs: clays on the intermediate slopes, clay-limestone on the steep slopes and rolled pebbles on the dominant cuts.
An original grape variety is rare: Tannat.
The Tarnat, a king grape variety from the Pyrenean foothills, is the basis of the identity and originality of Madiran wines. The complementary grape varieties are Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
PACHERENC DU VIC-BILH
On the borders of the Gers, the Pyrénées-Atlantiques and the Hautes-Pyrénées, hide the Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh wines. An appellation proud of its typicity, which deserves to be known... From the passionate work of the men and women who cultivate them, two types of white wine result:
- Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Doux: the excellence of patience. White grapes (mainly Petit Manseng) harvested late, by successive selections, from mid-October to the end of December. These grapes concentrate, little by little, flavours of dried apricots and spices, sweetness and liveliness.
- The Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec : mostly Gros Manseng, a white wine seductive in its expression and its confident freshness in its complexity. It is harvested during September, like the first bunches used to make its neighbour the Madiran. An anthology of floral, fruity (citrus fruit) aromas, sometimes with a hint of toast, a juicy palate, with a dense attack that turns into a volte de tension.
Located in the heart of the Basque Country (on the southern slopes of the Western Pyrénées), the Irouléguy vineyard is situated at an altitude of between 200 and 400 metres, around Saint Etienne de Baïgorry and Saint Jean Pied de Port, in some fifteen communes.
It is considered, with its 240 ha, as one of the smallest mountain vineyards in France : 2/3 of the surfaces are implanted in terraces, on a sloping relief, which imposes the tradition of manual work.
The Irouléguy vineyard obtained the Appellation Origine Contrôlée (AOC) in 1970 and the Appellation Origine Protégée (AOP) in 2013.
In this high country, a land of gastronomy, a gentle way of life but also a land of history, the appellation has always been able to take advantage of its geographical location on two rivers, while maintaining its autonomy.
The vineyard takes advantage of a wide variety of oceanic and Mediterranean terroirs with, to the west and south of the Garonne, the sands of the Landes, to the north of the Garonne an area of rather calcareous hills and between the Lot and the Garonne, the vast, very indented plateau of the Pays de Serres.
Red wines represent 70% of the production. Merlot and Cabernets can be blended with local grape varieties, abouriou or bouchalès, to give slightly fruity and pleasant wines. The more structured ones, aged in oak barrels, are rich and fleshy.
The dry white wines are fresh and fruity, with citrus fruits. Sauvignon, Semillon and Muscadelle are associated with ugni blanc, colombard, gros manseng and chardonnay. The rosé wines are balanced and offer aromas of exotic fruits and yellow fruits such as peach and apricot.
And many other appellations to discover on this pavilion !