Classic Côtes de Gascogne 2018

Domaine Tariquet


Terroir: With concerns about protecting the environment, Domaine Tariquet has been sustainably managing the vineyards for over 20 years. The estate is certified ISO 14001 and HVE (High Environment Value).

Vinification: Domaine Tariquet uses a sustainable method of growing and only uses natural fertilizers. Destemming of the grapes occurs during harvest, mechanically. Grapes are then transported in air-tight tanks to the facility. The grapes go through maceration with skin-contact for 8-12 hours into temperature-controlled pneumatic presses. The freshly pressed juices are matured on fine lees at a low, cool temperature. The wine is kept in cold storage until bottling in tanks at -2°C (28.4°F) to preserve the wines’ freshness. Bottling only occurs upon order to ensure optimal fruitiness and crispness all year long.

Additional Information

This dry, fruity wine boasts magnificent intensity and lovely open floral and citrus scents, with a delightfully exotic feel. A bracing, crisp wine with great freshness in the mouth. The finish pleasantly revives the palate with an almost salty touch.

Technical Details

  • Sustainability: Sustainable HVE & ISO 14001
  • Avg Vine Age: 20 years
  • Alcohol: 10.5%
  • Sizes Available: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 45% Ugni Blanc, 35% Colombard, 10% Sauvignon, 10% Gros Manseng

Recent Press

  • Score: 87 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    "This is the Grassa family’s most widely sold wine. With simple, crisp lemon and grapefruit flavors, open acidity and refreshing acidity, the wine is immediately attractive and drinkable. Drink now." November 1st, 2019 Issue.

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