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Béarn

Named after the former county in the Middle Ages (mostly today's Basses-Pyrenees) small appellation located in the southwest corner of Southwest France, The wines may be produced in three separate areas. The first two fall with the appellations 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 Tannat (maximum 60%), Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc (Bouchy, Couahort, Trouchet), Fer, Manseng Noir and Courbu Noir. The small-scale white wines are 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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