Madiran DOC | Region in South West France. The geographical area covers 37 communes: 29 in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department, 6 in the Hautes Pyrénées department, and 3 in the Gers department.

Vineyard area & wine production: The delimited production area covers 6,300 ha (across 37 communes). | 2002 63,981hl from 1,410ha (Guide Hachette des Vins 2004, p.832). | 2016 25,390 hl were produced from 472 ha in the Pyrénées Atlantiques (source: Customs viticulture service). No data for the Gers and Hautes Pyrénées departments.

Communes | Arricau-Bordes. | Arrosès. | Aubous. | Aurions-Idernes. | Aydie. | Bétracq. | Burosse-Mendousse. | Cadillon. | Cannet. | Castelnau-Rivière-Basse. | Castetpugon. | Castillon (Canton de Lembeye). | Conchez-de-Béarn. | Corbère-Abères. | Crouseilles. | Diusse. | Escurès. | Gayon. | Hagedet. | Lascazères. | Lasserre. | Lembeye. | Madiran. | Mascaraàs-Haron. | Maumusson-Laguian. | Moncaup. | Moncla. | Monpezat. | Mont-Disse. | Portet. | Saint-Jean-Poudge. | Saint-Lanne. | Séméacq-Blachon. | Soublecause. | Tadousse-Ussau. | Vialer. | Viella.

Wineries

No certification | Château d’Aydié. | Château Montus. | Domaine Berthoumieu.

Bibliography

Oxford Companion to Wine 4th edition ed. Jancis Robinson MW and Julia Harding MW (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Oz Clarke, Oz Clarke Wine A-Z (Pavilion, 2015), p161.

Tom Stevenson, The Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia 5th Edition (Dorling Kindersley, 2011).