The best wines of South West

Discover the best wines of South West as well as the best winemakers of South West and estates of South West to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in South West and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of South West by region

Looking for a good wine of South West among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of South West. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of South West with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of South West

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of South West

Red wines from the region of South West go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or poultry such as recipes of parmentier with zucchini and beef, lamb and coconut curry, african style or moroccan kefta balls.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of South West

On the nose the red wine of the region of South West. often reveals types of flavors of earthy, forest floor or mushroom and sometimes also flavors of cassis, raisin or mint. In the mouth the red wine of the region of South West. is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

The best vintages in red wine of South West

  • 1994 With an average score of 4.44/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.41/5
  • 1990 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2003 With an average score of 4.36/5
  • 2001 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 1995 With an average score of 4.28/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of South West

  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Tannat
  • Cabernet Franc

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of South West

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Discovering the wine region of South West

The South-West is a large territorial area of France, comprising the administrative regions of Aquitaine, Limousin and Midi-Pyrénées. However, as far as the French wine area is concerned, the South-West region is a little less clear-cut, as it excludes Bordeaux - a wine region so productive that it is de facto an area in its own right. The wines of the South West have a Long and eventful history. The local rivers play a key role, as they were the main trade routes to bring wines from traditional regions such as Cahors, Bergerac, Buzet and Gaillac to their markets.

The last Trading post before the wines left for the lucrative markets of Britain was the wine town and port of Bordeaux. Britain has been a historic trading partner for the region, which was nominally British for a period following the marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine to Henry II of Britain. However, Bordeaux businessmen saw the wines in transit as competition for their own local products and took strong measures to ensure their financial security. The result is the French wine map we know today, with Bordeaux being promoted and the other wine regions of the South West struggling to gain recognition for the diversity and Character of their wines.

This history also explains why the Bordeaux Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc are now three of the best-known grape varieties in the world, while traditional South West grapes such as Fer Servadou, Len de l'El and Tannat are relatively unknown.

Great white wines of South West

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of South West

White wines from the region of South West go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, shellfish or spicy food such as recipes of traditional flemish carbonades, oven-roasted breton lobster with salted butter from the jaguin brothers (the... or cicadas at the chib.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of South West

On the nose the white wine of the region of South West. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, tropical or peach and sometimes also flavors of cheese, melon or oaky. In the mouth the white wine of the region of South West. is a with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in white wine of South West

  • 2007 With an average score of 4.35/5
  • 2005 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.12/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.12/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 4.12/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 4.09/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of South West

  • Petit Manseng
  • Petit Courbu
  • Manseng
  • Sémillon
  • Jurancon Blanc
  • Gros Manseng

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of South West

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Discover the grape variety: Gros Manseng

Gros Manseng blanc is a grape variety that originated in France (Netherlands). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by medium-sized bunches and small grapes. Gros Manseng blanc can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Rhone valley, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

Great sparkling wines of South West

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of South West

Sparkling wines from the region of South West go well with generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish or vegetarian such as recipes of tuna hash browns, three ways to prepare chinese noodles or zucchini quiche.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of South West

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of South West. often reveals types of flavors of cream, floral or tropical fruit and sometimes also flavors of citrus zest, yellow apple or vegetal.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of South West

  • 2005 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • N.V. With an average score of 3.87/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.81/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.72/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of South West

  • Mauzac Blanc
  • Chardonnay
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Malbec
  • Shiraz/Syrah

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of South West

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The word of the wine: Light (taste of)

Taste close to oxidation, characteristic of champagnes altered by prolonged exposure to light.

Great pink wines of South West

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of South West

Pink wines from the region of South West go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of u stufatu, grilled leg of lamb marinated in aromatic oil or coconut chicken.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of South West

On the nose the pink wine of the region of South West. often reveals types of flavors of citrus, cream or oak and sometimes also flavors of minerality, apples or orange.

The best vintages in pink wine of South West

  • 2008 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 3.79/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.78/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 3.69/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.63/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.62/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of South West

  • Negrette
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Merlot
  • Tannat
  • Gamay

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of South West

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Discover the grape variety: Colombard

Colombard is one of the oldest grape varieties in the Charentes. This golden white grape variety is a cross between Chenin and Gouais. The young leaves of colombard are yellow with bronze patches. The adult leaves may be three-lobed or whole, depending on the variety. Its branches are cottony. The bunches of this variety are thick and cylindrical. Its elliptical berries are medium-sized. They change color until they ripen, ranging from greenish white to golden yellow. Colombard is associated with an average budding. It is particularly susceptible to leafhoppers, grape worms, mites, mildew, powdery mildew and gray mold. It is also sensitive to water stress, but is not very sensitive to wind. It ripens late in the second half of the year. There are a dozen approved clones of Colombard, the best known of which are 608, 607 and 606. This variety produces a full-bodied, fine white wine. Aromas of lime, nectarine, boxwood, citrus and exotic fruits are released.

Great sweet wines of South West

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of South West

Sweet wines from the region of South West go well with generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish or sweet desserts such as recipes of italian tabbouleh, carne de porco alentejana (sliced pork with vongoles) recipe... or quick chocolate fudge cake.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of South West

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of South West. often reveals types of flavors of butterscotch, oaky or citrus fruit and sometimes also flavors of papaya, orange peel or floral.

The best vintages in sweet wine of South West

  • 2000 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 4.43/5
  • 2005 With an average score of 4.42/5
  • 2003 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 1995 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 1996 With an average score of 4.40/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of South West

  • Petit Manseng
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sémillon
  • Gros Manseng
  • Muscadelle
  • Petit Courbu

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of South West

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The word of the wine: Sulphites

Chemical compounds derived from sulphur (better known in the wine world as SO2) and used by winemakers for their antiseptic, antioxidant and antioxidant properties.

Great natural sweet wines of South West

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Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of South West

Natural sweet wines from the region of South West go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or shellfish such as recipes of provencal stew, salmon and parmesan quiche without pastry or thai shrimp sauce.

Organoleptic analysis of natural-sweet wine of South West

On the nose the natural sweet wine of the region of South West. often reveals types of flavors of black fruit.

The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of South West

  • 2015 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • N.V. With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.80/5

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of South West

  • Tannat
  • Gros Manseng
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Colombard
  • Manseng
  • Arrufiac

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of South West

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Discover the grape variety: Tannat

Tannat is a red grape variety from Béarn which belongs to the cotoïdes family. Present in several vineyards of France, it occupies nearly 3,000 ha. Its leaves are reddish with tan patches. Its bunches are either of normal size or larger. Its berries have a thin skin and are rounded. Its foliage has a swarthy appearance. This variety must be pruned long because it is vigorous. It likes sandy and gravelly soils. Tannat is often exposed to leafhoppers and mites. It is also somewhat susceptible to grey rot. It has 11 approved clones, including 474, 717 and 794. Once mature, this variety produces acidic, fruity, tannic, acidic and full-bodied wines. Various aromas emerge, notably tobacco, cinnamon and exotic wood. Tannat is rarely used alone. It is combined with iron-servadou to obtain a fruitier taste or with cabernet sauvignon to be more rounded.

Great unknow wines of South West

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Food and wine pairing with a unknow wine of South West

Unknow wines from the region of South West go well with generally quite well with dishes such as recipes .

The best wineries and winemakers for unknow wine of South West

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News from the vineyard of South West

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Crozes-Hermitage 2020: report and top-scoring wines

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