Key facts and figures

SOUTH WEST VINEYARDS

Southwest wines key figures

Southwest PDO and PGI

Southwest PDO and PGI :

  • 29 PDOs – 8% of French PDOs
  • 13 PGIs – 18% of French PGIs

 

The territory :

  • A presence in 2 regions
  • A presence in 12 départements

 

Wineries : 

  • 8,261 vineyards
  • 28 cooperative cellars
Production and area

PRODUCTION 2019

  • PDO: 1.1 million hectoliters (6% of national production)
  • PGI: 1.6 million hectoliters (13% of national production)
  • VSIG (wine with no specific geographic origin): 0.5 million hectoliters (31% of national production)
  • Wines for making Armagnac (distillation): 0.2 million hectoliters (2% of national production)

Total: 3.3 million hectoliters (8.1% of French production)

SOUTHWEST VINEYARD SIZE 2019

  • PDO: 25,474 hectares (47% of the Southwest vineyard)
  • PGI: 20,547 hectares (38% of the Southwest vineyard)
  • VSIG (wine with no specific geographic origin): 6,150 hectares (11% of the Southwest vineyard)
  • Wines for making Armagnac (distillation): 1,692 hectares (3% of the Southwest vineyard)

Total: 53,863 hectares or 7.2% of national land

Production by product category and colour
  • Red 977,572 hl (31%)
  • Rose 462,317 hl (14%)
  • White 1,739,542 hl (55%)

Total 3.3 million hectoliters

PDO

  • Red 613,327 hl (56%)
  • Rosé 170,523 hl (16%)
  • White 303,432 hl (28%)

PGI

  • Red 293,009 hl (19%)
  • Rose 243,056 hl (15%)
  • White 1,040,860 hl (66%)

VSIG (wine with no specific geographic origin)

  • Red 71,237 hl (14%)
  • Rosé 48,739 hl (9%)
  • White 395,250 hl (77%)
Turnover and jobs

TURNOVER: 1 billion Euros

JOBS (annual work unit): 13,294

Major Southwest grape varieties

White grape varieties

  • COLOMBARD B: 7,674 ha – 69% of the Colombard vines in France
  • SAUVIGNON B: 5,414 ha – 17% of the Sauvignon vines in France
  • GROS MANSENG B: 3,876 ha – 100% of the Gros Manseng vines in France
  • SEMILLON B: 3,666 ha – 37% of the Sémillon vines in France
  • UGNI BLANC B: 2, 888 ha – 3% of the Ugni Blanc vines in France
  • PETIT MANSENG B: 1,423 ha – 96% of the Petit Manseng vines in France
  • CHARDONNAY: 1,201 ha
  • MUSCADELLE B: 690 ha – 50% of the Muscadelle vines in France
  • MAUZAC B: 635 ha – 43% of the Mauzac vines in France
  • LOIN DE L’OEIL B (aka Len de l’el): 626 ha – 100% of the Lendelel vines in France

 

Red grape varieties

  • MERLOT N: 8,685 ha – 8% of the Merlot vines in France
  • COT N (aka Malbec): 4,518 ha – 56% of the Cot vines in France
  • CABERNET SAUVIGNON N: 3,437 ha – 7% of the Cabernet Sauvignon vines in France
  • CABERNET FRANC N: 3,383 ha – 11% of the Cabernet Franc vines in France
  • TANNAT N:  2,733 ha – 99% of the Tannat vines in France
  • FER N (aka Fer Servadou, aka Mansois, aka Braucol, aka Pinenc): 1,562 ha – 100% of the Fer vines in France
  • NEGRETTE N: 1,025 ha – 95% of the Negrette vines in France
  • SYRAH: 1,473 ha
  • GAMAY: 1,220 ha
  • DURAS N: 777 ha – 100% of the Duras vines in France

 

 

Southwest Wine Exports

TOTAL SOUTHWEST WINE EXPORTS 

  • 533,000 hl wines from Southwest PDO and PGI exported in 2019
  • €138,310,322

DISTRIBUTION AND EVOLUTION OF SOUTHWEST WINE EXPORT VOLUMES BY DESTINATION

  • Exports to the EU: 73%
  • Exports outside the EU: 27%

DISTRIBUTION OF SOUTHWEST WINE EXPORT VOLUMES BY DESTINATION AND CATEGORY

     PDO:

  • 129,439 hl of Southwest PDO wines exported in 2019
  • Of which 64,139 hl (49%) shipped to the EU
  • And 65,300 hl (51%) shipped outside the EU

     PGI:

  • 403,778 hl of Southwest PGI exported in 2019
  • Of which 332,009 hl (82%) shipped to the EU
  • And 71,769 (18%) shipped outside the EU

South West Vineyards

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Fax : (+33) 5 61 75 64 39

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