The vineyard’s red wines – Madiran Appellation d’origine contrôlée – are produced from two grapes: Tannat and Cabernet Franc. Tannat is the emblematic grape of Madiran. This is one of the few places in the world where Tannat is grown and which distinguishes in particular the vineyard’s red wines from the clarets of Bordeaux.
The Tannat grape has notes of blackcurrant, red fruit, earth, and minerality. The subtlety and extreme complexity of Tannat is achieved by vinification in large oak casks and barrels for 24-26 months. This wine has a small percentage of Cabernet Franc in the blend.
The vineyard’s red wines are best served with duck, poultry, pork, game, wild boar, venison, red meat and fish.