South West France Wine

South West France, or Sud Ouest, is a large expanse that covers several districts within the country, with the exception of Bordeaux, Languedoc, and Rousillon. The Romans were the first to produce wine here, long before Bordeaux vineyards were ever established. In the early Middle Ages, with a now established Bordeaux region, this area was referred to as “High Country.” Both areas would send their goods via tributaries of the main rivers, the Garonne and Dordogne, to other areas off the Atlantic Coast. High Country grapes ripened sooner than in Bordeaux, so the wines could be bottled and sold more quickly, which threatened Bordeaux producers who wanted their piece of the action. In the 13th and 14th century, the Bordelais established the “police des vins” which stipulated that no High Country wine could be sold until most of the Bordeaux wine left port. Barrels of South West wine would sit in storage, fetching much lower prices in the already saturated marketplace once they could Read more »

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Varietals Produced in South West France View all

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Subregions of South West France

Popular Wineries in South West France View all

  • Château Saint Christophe

    The Château Saint-Christophe is an independent family-owned vintner from the Bordeaux area in F...

  • Producteurs Plaimont

    In 1979, some determined winegrowers, assisted by André Dubosc embarked on the challenge of giv...

  • Château Bellevue La Forêt

    The history of Fronton's vineyards are tied to the history of this southwest region of France whi...

  • Les Vignerons de Buzet

    Gascony is bordered by the Ocean, the Pyrenees and the Garonne. At the heart of this magical regi...

  • Château de Gaudou

    Cahors a noble and strong name, Cahors a city, a vineyard, and more importantly a Wine. These thr...

  • Domaine du Tariquet

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South West France on Snooth

  • Domaine Barrere Cuvee Prestige Jurancon 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Domaine Labranche-Laffont Christine Dupuy Madiran 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from a shop in L;ondon's Walthamstow [ Forest Wines]. The Madiran AOC was created in 1948,although wine-making in the area goes back to at least medieval times,for red wines[white wines from this area come under the Pacherenc AOC] from 37 communes around the village of Madiran.The dominant grape used is the t... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine de Bosc-Long Braucol Gaillac 2010

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    I bought this bottle of wine on line for £10.Gaillac is an appellation created in 1938.although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans, for red rose white and sparkling wines from 50 communes around the small town of that name some 50 miles north-east of Toulouse in the Tarn valley. My bottle is made of the braucol grape someti... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Comte de Mosbourg Cahors 1998

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the www.bidforwine.co.uk website for £11. Cahors is an appellation created in 1971,although there has been viticulture here since at least the Romans,for red wines only made of a minimum of 70% malbec [known as cot or auxerois in these parts] from 7 communes around the town of Cahors in the valley of the river L... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Patrick Ducournau Chapelle Lenclos Pacherenc du Vic Bilh 1999

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the www.bidforwine.co.uk website for £15.Pacherencc du Vic Bilh is an appellation created in 1948 for white wines made of the gros and petit manseng grapes harvested late to make it a sweet wine plus petit coubu from the same area as the Madiran appellation ie 37 communes around the village of Madiran some 20 ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Les Gourmands l'Enclos des Braves Gaillac 2016

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  • Plaimont le Manseng Noir Cotes de Gascogne 2018

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  • Marie Maria Lutz Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh 2016

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  • Chateau de Sabazan Saint Mont 2014

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  • Want to taste a very good Fronton, made with flavoured Négrette ? Try Château Viguerie de Beulaygue "Croix de l'Agneau 2007" or "Tradition 2007", both Gold medal at Paris concours 2009 ! See : http://www.vins-tarn-et-garonne.fr/?page_id=113&id=328

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  • Discover the tasty terroir wine of France South-west Tarn-et-Garonne, located between Toulouse and Cahors. Just visit http://www.vins-tarn-et-garonne.fr/

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