Madiran

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Madiran
Coat of arms of Madiran
Coat of arms
Madiran is located in France
Madiran
Madiran
Coordinates: 43°32′58″N 0°03′28″W / 43.549516°N 0.05787°W / 43.549516; -0.05787Coordinates: 43°32′58″N 0°03′28″W / 43.549516°N 0.05787°W / 43.549516; -0.05787
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Hautes-Pyrénées
Arrondissement Tarbes
Canton Castelnau-Rivière-Basse
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Francis Dutour
Area
 • Land1 15.02 km2 (5.80 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 536
 • Population2 density 36/km2 (92/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 65296 / 65700
Elevation 133–262 m (436–860 ft)
(avg. 128 m or 420 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Madiran is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France.

It is the centre of a wine producing area.

Madiran wine[edit]

Main article: Madiran wine

Wine is produced around Madiran under three Appellations d'Origine Contrôlées (AOCs): Madiran for powerful red wines primarily from the grape variety Tannat, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh for sweet white wines and Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec for dry white wines primarily from the grape varieties Courbu and Petit Manseng. The production area for Madiran wine, which consists of 1,300 hectares (3,200 acres) of vineyards, is spread over three departments of France—Gers, Hautes-Pyrénées, and Pyrénées-Atlantiques—and is a part of the South West France wine region.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ CIVSO: AOC MADIRAN carte d'identité, accessed on May 17, 2008