The PGW Association
Vintage Report 2013
||It is no surprise that the Pyrenees
mountain range shares its name with the ruggedly beautiful area that
divides France and
sweeping vistas, a temperate climate and passion for pétanque
offer similarities that go way beyond the name.
A southern extension of the Great Dividing Range, the Pyrenees
foothills and ranges create a remarkable diversity of microclimates
that provide a wealth of variety for winemakers. The 44 vineyards in
the region grow about 25 varieties of grapes, but the Pyrenees’
strength and reputation lies in its savoury, spicy reds and in
particular, premium cabernet sauvignon. Chardonnay and sauvignon
blanc also respond beautifully to the soils and climate here.
The area is also home to many local producers of quality produce
including, lamb, olives, capers and much more.