A really exquisite single vineyard Chardonnay from the Côtes de Gascogne region of South West France. The partial aging in barrels gives both power and finesse, adding complexity to this Chardonnay which expresses the fruit and imbues a beautiful golden yellow colour. The nose is subtle, of floral character, with notes of fresh butter, sweet melon, pineapple, citrus, apple, roasted vanilla, almonds.. Fresh, juicy mouthfeel yet light, delicate, fine-grained, delicately fruity, rich, round, elegant and durable.
Côtes de Gascogne is a wine-growing district in Gascony producing principally white wine and known for the high quality of its white wines. It is mainly located in the département of the Gers in the former Midi-Pyrénées region (now part of the Occitanie region), and it belongs to the wine region South West France
APPELLATION: Côtes de Gascogne.
VINEYARD: Terroir: sandstone floors and Boulnene provide excellent growing conditions.
GRAPES: Chardonnay 100%
PAIRING: fish, white meats and cheeses.
TEMPERATURE: 10-12 °C
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5%
Pair with either grilled fish or chicken. Also great with aged cheeses.
Domaine Tariquet, located in Gascony in the South West of France, has been owned by the Grassa family since 1912. This Côtes de Gascogne vineyard is one of the most technologically advanced in the world.
Tariquet grapes travel from field to fermentation tank in refrigerated wagons and under a layer of inert gas. Programmable, pneumatic presses gently squeeze the grapes, and, once in the tanks, grapes and juice are kept at cool temperatures for hours before the long, slow fermentation begins.
Some have called Grassa, who was named IWC Winemaker of the Year in 1987, a genius for having revolutionized the Gascon wine industry, while others have called him the best Australian winemaker in France.
Situated in the heart of Gascony, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees Mountains, Domaine Tariquet benefits from the mild influence of an oceanic climate. A strong temperature amplitude between summer days and nights produces ripe grapes with thick skins full of freshness and fruit. A mosaic of soils with clay-limestone and “boulbène”(silica, clay, sand) enhanced by ochre-colored sand known as “sables fauves”, deep and draining, perfect for white varietals.
Domaine Tariquet uses a sustainable method of growing and only uses natural fertilizers. With our concerns about protecting the environment, we have been sustainably managing the vineyards for over 20 years. The estate is certified ISO 14001 and HVE (High Environment Value) as well as Vegan friendly.
• Aromatic, fresh, and easy-drinking wines low in alcohol (between 10.5% and 12% alc.)
• Cold storage until bottling in tanks at -2°C (28.4°F) to preserve the wines’ freshness
• Bottling only upon order to ensure optimal fruitiness and crispness all year long
• Indigenous and international grape varieties
• Screw cap available for optimum conservation
The wines from Domaine Tariquet are the most represented white wines in restaurants in the great French cities of Bordeaux and Toulouse.