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The Society's Côtes de Gascogne 2022

White Wine from France - SW France (excl. Bordeaux)
3.818180000 star rating 11 Reviews
Tariquet was once again hit by frosts, seriously reducing the size of the crop of some grape varieties. It meant that the makeup of the blend had to adapt with an increase of the amount of gros manseng and the introduction of chenin. The result is an upgrade and the best ever vintage of this wine. The Cavalier's hat of the new label pays tribute to the gallant and swashbuckling age of the King's musketeers and to the best known of them, D'Artagnan, a son of Gascony
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Code: FC44301

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 2 - Dry
  • Colombard
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2025
  • 11% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Screwcap
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

  • 100ml of this wine contains 77 kcal
  • The bottle contains 8.3 units of alcohol
  • A 125ml glass of this wine contains 96 kcal and 1.4 units of alcohol

The UK Chief Medical Officers recommend adults do not regularly drink more than 14 units per week. For information and support on responsible drinking please see www.drinkaware.co.uk. For more information about how calories in wine are measured, click here.

Les Domaines Grassa

The brilliant and innovative Yves Grassa has been at the forefront of modernising his family business which was founded in 1912. It was his father Pierre, originally from Spain, who laid the foundations for what is now the largest independent viticultural estate in France, with over 1000 hectares. Yves’ stroke of genius was to make table wine from grapes destined for distillation into Armagnac when sales of the latter had fallen, taking advantage of new vin de pays provisions to introduce a host of popular new grape varieties including chardonnay, sauvignon and semillon.

At their property, Château du Tariquet, Grassa specialise in whistle-clean, aromatic and fruity whites and rosés, designed to be drunk young. The Society first bought Côtes de Gascogne from Grassa in the early 1980s and was one of the first to ship this wine to the UK. It has since become a perennial own-label favourite with members as an all-round party wine for any occasion. The more recent Voil’à, range, with screwcap closures and lower alcohol levels, are perfect picnic wines.

Of course, the Grassas have not abandoned making Armagnac at all and produce a selection of distillations that do the region proud at all levels, including aged examples that are perfect gifts for birthdays.

More recently Yves has given charge of the French business over to his sons Rémi and Armin and is working on creating a new vineyard in Romania. That too could be something to watch!

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