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Béarn

The small appellation, named after the former county in the Middle Ages (mostly now the Basses-Pyrénées department), is located in the southwest corner of Southwest France, The wines can be produced in three separate areas. The first two fall with the appeals Jurançon and Madiran together. The third area covers over 200 hectares of vineyards in 13 municipalities around Orthez and Salies-de-Béarn on the edge of the Pyrenees in the Basque country, This may use the AC Béarn-Bellocq . Red wine and rosé are blended from tannate (maximum 60%), Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc (Bouchy, Couahort, Trouchet), Fer, Manseng Noir and Courbu Noir. The white wines produced in small quantities consist of Petit Manseng, Gros Manseng, Courbu Blanc, Lauzet, Camaralet, Raffait and Sauvignon Blanc. Well-known producers are CV de Bellocq, Domaine Bouscassé, Domaine de Guilhémas, Clos Guirouilh and Domaine Larribere.

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