Extending from Bergerac, at the edge of the Bordeaux region, to the Pyrenees mountains, the South-West French vineyard prides itself with a great diversity of wines since the region is home to the widest selection of individual grape varieties.
Naturally, red and white wines of Bordeaux inspire most of the South West wines. Bordeaux wine merchants have dominated the wine trade for a long time before the 1911 national legislation that prevented wine from any department other than Gironde from using the appellation Bordeaux.
Thanks to a new generation of winemakers and their associated creativity, the South-West vineyard’s reputation has been justifiably revived. They have their own unique personality based on local history and traditions, perpetuating the link between ancient wine-making traditions and the characteristic wines and spirits.
From the dry and light whites of Gaillac, still or sparkling, to the rich and sweet of Monbazillac; from the supple reds of Bergerac to the full-bodied and powerful wines of Madirans and Cahors, these vineyards definitely offer a vast array of wine delights.
Located on the Gascony vineyard that already produced wine 1600 years ago, the designation Côtes de Gascogne is used for a Vin de Pays (“country wine”) produced in the Armagnac area and implies the respect of production standards that were adopted with the decree of the 25th of January 1982.
Enjoying the influence of the Landes forests and the Atlantic Ocean, the Gers benefits from a temperate climate, in other words, the right amount of sun, rain, freshness - perfect attributes to pamper the vines and deliver a fully matured, rich, complex and seductive aromatic palette.
Furthermore, it boasts a harmonious soil mixture of sand, clay, chalk, that make these wine so special and typical.