Madiran Wine

 

Madiran is an appellation in France’s southwest that is best known as the home of the dark, tannic grape Tannat. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Fer are also allowed to be used in the blend. Some of the wines are indeed quite tannic and meant for long aging, especially if they come from classic estates like Montus. Some, however, are much softer and fruitier and are meant for early drinking.
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  • Esprit

  • Petit Manseng

    This white wine-producing grape is being grown on small acreages in Virginia, notably by Chrysallis Vineyards. The vi...

  • Tannat

    History of the grape: Tannat has been growing in southwest France for many centuries. The grape has the distinction o...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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  • Producteurs Plaimont

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

  • Château de Viella

    HISTORY : 1991 : Alain Bortolussi takes over from his parents 1991 - 2000 : Reorganizatio...

  • Alain Brumont

    PleaA great tribute from a winegrower with exceptional standards of which Alain Brumont is very p...

  • Domaine Pichard

    Not far from Tours, the CHINON vineyards covers 2000 hestares, spread over several villages. the ...

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  • Greetings from Sanibel Island -My initial effort of titration of the Madiran was a bold one.  We had half of a bottle of Cabernet from the Columbia Valley in Washington, Charles Smith (2007), remaining from dinner; so, I decanted it into the aforementioned decanted Madiran that has been in the refrigerated decanter for about two weeks, now.  The... Read More

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  • Hello Duncan, Dmcker, Jonderry and Gregt -My purchase was four bottles of 1995 ... Island, FL.Otherwise, the Madiran is yet in the decanter.  I haven't cared to commence the blending titration.  I'll keep you informed. &nbs Read More

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  • Damn, you're still drinking that Madiran after it's been open for two weeks? Tough bugger, it must be, and kudos to you for toughing it out in response--I'm imagining chewy leather tones by now! Well before that point my bottles are drunk, cooked with or contributing to the vinegar cask. But glad to see you contributing to the cause of wine scie... Read More

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  • $75 per bottle! The last Madiran I had   Domaine Poujo 'Oihana' Madiran 2010 cost me only £8 at the London France Show last year direct from the Domaine owner and it was a lovely bottle of wine.  For the price you paid I would expect fireworks and dancing girls as well! Read More

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  • Hello Duncan -Yes; in fact, the first bottle has been decanted for close to a ... is my first experience with Madiran.  Didn't know what to expect.  I'm now wondering just how healthy I think I need to be when balancing the merits of the tannat grape with its imposition upon my relatively refined tastebuds, not to put too fine a point on it.He... Read More

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  • Too bad the winter is passing. You could also use the Madiran for hot mulled wine.And you're a better man than I. Though I've lived offshore for decades I was brought up back when in a hunting family on the Paciic side of the Mojave, and I remember one favorite border collie/Australian shepherd mix that got bit by a rattler and didn't make it. A... Read More

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  • Hello Dmcker -Smiled at your recognition of the Mojave Rattlesnake (Crotalus ... ... but to slowly sip the Madiran hoping that it could become an acquired taste.  I suspect that blending a base of Madiran two oz. at a time with a measured titration of each of the other that you mentioned is the most expedient means; maybe a tablespoon at a ti... Read More

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  • So Scutulatus--your name? I know it in zoology for part of the ... your choice?Regarding your madiran, that is often an issue with those made more oldskool, and a major reason why the wine was pushed aside by most consumers until paeans to its health benefits began to be sung in the past decade or two.Winemakers obviously blend, and we usually ... Read More

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  • Hello Duncan -I couldn't agree more.  The Madiran I have, as aforementioned, is already 15 years old.  I've opened only one bottle of the four; but, I suspect the others are of similar disposition.  What's your opinion of diluting it by blending?  I'm uncertain that I have another ten years of life to wait for further aging of the Madiran, in th... Read More

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  • The tannant grape,as the name suggests.is  notoiously tannic  You ... 5 or 10 years. More modern Madirans are made in a different way and are approachable earlier.Madiran can be a lovely drink and it is the best wine for your heal Read More

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  • I have a carte noire madiran wine vintage 1982. I was wondering how much this would be valued at?

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  • These red wines from the appellations Madiran, Cahors and Fronton are the worlds healthiest wines. Not only are these low-cropped, concentrated and rich wines made by craftsman winemakers, but authoritative UK research has identified the unique heart health protecting properties of these wines made from grapes such as Tannat. The local populati...

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