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Appellation for white wine in the region Southwest France that are identical to the appellation Madiran (Red wine) is. Previously, white wine and red wine were produced under the common AOC Vic-Bilh. The Gascognic dialect name derives from the form of "piquets-en-rangs" (piles in rows), in which the vines are raised on high poles. "Vic-Bilh" (Vieux Pays = Old Country) refers to the local hills. The name thus means "piles in a row of the Vic-Bilh hills". The vineyards cover 300 hectares of vineyards in the Départements Gers (3 municipalities), Pyrénées-Atlantiques (28) and Hautes-Pyrénées (6). There is an oceanic climate with hot summers, dry sunny autumns and relatively mild winters.
The deep yellow, long-lasting white wine with aromas of candied fruit and honey is made from autochthonous capitals Courbu Blanc. Petit Courbu. Gros Manseng and Petit Manseng (about 60%, per variety up to 80%), as well as Ruffiat ( Arrufiac ) and max. 10% Sauvignon Blanc blended. For two-thirds it is moelleux (semisweet to sweet) and one-third sec (dry) produced (strictly speaking, applies to the dry version, the AOC name Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh sec). Well-known producers are Château d'Aydie, Château Barrejat, Château Laffitte-Teston, Domaine Berthoumieu, Château Montus (Brumont), Domaine Capmartin, Domaine Damiens, Domaine de Diusse, Domaine du Crampilh, Domaine Frédéric Laplace, Domaine Sergent and Domaine Tailleurguet.
The "Plaimont Producteurs" community supervises plots of old vineyards under the name "Conservatoire ampélographique", among others in the areas of Madiran and Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh. See under the community Sarragachies (Gers department), where there is a very special vineyard.