Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh AOC-AOP

@ Cave de Crouseilles


Or the white version of the great Madiran wines. Nestled in the sunny combes of the “old country”, surprising wines, dry and even more mellow, which invite you to savor their unsuspected sweetness and a sublime balance between sugar and freshness.

Gros Manseng B (at least 60%), Courbu B, Petit Courbu B, Petit Manning B; other varieties are Arrufiac B and Sauvignon B.

Sweet white wines

Intense and complex, with aromas of fruit jam (apricot), dried fruit (hazelnuts or walnuts) and honey. Harmonious, well balanced thanks to their natural freshness.

Food and wine pairing:

At a temperature of 8° as an aperitif, with foie gras, cheeses, walnut desserts, apricot tarts and more original, duck with peaches or lamb tagine with lemon …

Dry white wines

Lively dry, fresh and fruity, marked by notes of citrus, exotic fruits and white-fleshed fruits (peach or apricot). Some, more complex, reveal floral aromas such as wisteria.

Food and wine pairing:

Served at 10° as an aperitif, with mixed salads, quiches, vegetable tians or white meats, also with more exotic dishes such as sushis and other sachimis.


1948: Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC-AOP*)

Location: Gers, Hautes-Pyrénées and Pyrénées-Atlantiques departments

Production area: 285 ha (704 acres)

Harvest: 9 300 hl (930 000 litres), exclusively white wine

Terroir: The Pacherenc vineyard nestles at the foot of the Pyrenees, on the same territory as its red neighbor, Madiran.

Climate: The same as for Madiran. Very sunny end of the season makes it possible to harvest late at full maturity (until the end of November, or even beyond for the sweet Pacherenc).

* Created by the EU in 1992, the AOP label (Appellation d’Origine Protégée) designates products that have been produced, processed and developed in a specific geographical area, using the recognized know-how of local producers and ingredients from that region. The English equivalent is PDO (Protected Designation of Origin).