Domaine Sergent Pacherence du Vic-Bilh Sec 2014 75cl


Tasting Note

Split between Petit and Gros Manseng, this is a lovely sunshiney melon and lemon zest led wine with little notes of fresh flowers coming through. The palate is medium weight with peaches and honeysuckle, then a delightlful oily texture comes in, with hints of sweeter melon and honey. A cracking barbecue wine. Peter's Score - 88pts


Situated some 40 kilometres north of the towns of Pau and Tarbes, the vineyards of Madiran have existed since Gallo-Roman times but were formalised with the arrival of Benedictine friars who arrived here and established an abbey in the 11th Century.

For a long period of time, they were used during mass, since their fame was broadcast by pilgrims passing through the region on their way to Santiago de Compostela. The appellation allows for four grape varieties: Tannat is the base of the blend (with a legal minimum of 40%) and this is augmented by Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc along with the native Fer Servadou.

Domaine Sergent has been in the Dousseau family since 1902 and they have been bottling their own wine since 1974. Today, the domaine is run by sisters Brigitte and Corinne who took over from their father, Gilbert in 1995. The 17-hectare vineyard sits on a gentle south-facing slope over-looking the Pyrénées, with vines averaging 35 years of age.

Country: France | Region: South West France | Alcohol: TBC | Grapes: Petit Manseng, Gros Manseng | Family Producer | Contains Sulphites