Côtes de Gascogne Premières Grives 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

When the first thrushes (‘premières grives’) arrive with the first chills in autumn, the late harvests begin. From these very ripe, sugar-gorged grapes comes a fine, elegant, stylish wine. Its character is exotic, flavourful and full-bodied with dynamic freshness. A moment of immediate pleasure, with perfectly balanced sweetness leading into a fresh grape finish.

Technical Details

  • Sustainability: Sustainable HVE & ISO 14001
  • Avg Vine Age: 20 years
  • Alcohol: 11.5%
  • Sizes Available: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Gros Manseng

Recent Press

  • Score: 87 Points

    Wine Spectator Online Author: Gillian Sciaretta
    Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
    "This open-knit, supple white is a touch off-dry, with honey-infused pineapple and peach cobbler flavors, accented by plenty of spice details through the finish. Drink now through 2020. 83,300 cases made, 200 cases imported."
  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    "This soft, lightly honeyed wine offers a fine celebration of the Gros Manseng’s balance between sweetness and acidity. The wine has a crisp texture, apricot as well as lime flavors and is ready to drink." November 1st 2019 Issue.

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