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Gaillac is a historic wine region in the Sud-Ouest (South-West) province of France. This is one of the oldest regions in the country, perhaps predating the Romans. It was once a very prolific wine center, and its sparkling wines, arguably predating those of Champagne, were well regarded in the Middle Ages. But there was scant interest in replanting here following the late 19th century Phylloxera outbreak. It was only in the later part of the 20th century that the area along the Tarn river was once again appreciated for its favorable climate and diverse soils, not to mention more affordable plots compared to some of its famous neighbors.

Traditional indigenous varietals are favored here, although the ever-popular Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Gamay are also grown. For whites, Len de L’el, Mauzac and Muscadelle must comprise 50% of the blend with smaller amounts of Ondenc, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. For reds and rosés, Duras, Fer Servadou and Syrah must comprise at least Read more »

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  • Ondenc

  • Loin de l'Oeil

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Tannat

    History of the grape: Tannat has been growing in southwest France for many centuries. The grape has the distinction o...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Mauzac

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  • Château Clément Termes

    Une longue histoire qui, depuis 1860, mêle passion des vignes et du vin à l’esprit d’entreprise. ...

  • Domaine de Pialentou

    While the vine is dormant… As soon as the leaves have finished falling, we are out pruning until...

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  • JD, found this on the internet:Method Ancestral This method, which can be ... ... appellations of Limoux, Gaillac, Bugey and Cerdon…It is likely that this was the first method developed for making effervescent/sparkling wines. Phase 1 :Making the base wineClassic techniques for making still, half-fermented white wines. Phase 2 :Transforming t... Read More

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  • If in the States right now I'd definitely be buying off this list. Really ... 2006 Gaillac Blanc Sec   |  1 in stock  |  $14.99 Du Cauze 1998 St Emilon   |  1 in stock  |  $24.99 De Carles 1990 Fronsac   |  1 in stock  |  $39.99 Chasse Spleen 1985 Moulis   |  1 in stock  |  $99.99 Canon de Brem 2000 Canon Fronsac   |  2 in stock  |  $39.99 Cano... Read More

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  • Domaine des Terrisses Gaillac 2010

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    Wine review by milasmom


  • Domaine de la Chanade Loin de l'Oeil Vin de Pays des Côtes du Tarn les Rials 2010

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    Found this on the web, seems to sum it up. Great find,"Loin de lOeil what is ... It is a grape only found in Gaillac in Southwest France and the one used to make this wine. The translation far from the eye refers to its extremely long stems. A brilliant alternative to Pinot Grigio this easy drinker with its pleasant floral bouquet and hints ... Read More

    Wine review by mcawrx


  • Château Labastidie Gaillac 2007

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    Amazing array of flavours, very well structured, smooth and with just the perfect level of sweetness...well made. I bought a bottle while touring the area, my wife and I went back for a case in our way back to Toulouse. Read More

    Wine review by le bulli


  • Gaillac Château Lastours 2008

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    Wine review by johnhally


  • Domaine Sarrabelle Gaillac 2008

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    Wine review by johnhally


  • Gaillac Domaine de Gineste Cuvee Fut 2001

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    Wine review by DTC1966


  • Chateau Adelaide Cuvée de L Impératrice Doux Gaillac Blanc 2001

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    WE had this wine with dinner in a wonderful restaurant in Paris. I'm now trying to track it down here Read More

    Wine review by Brilith


  • Domaine du Moulin Gaillac Rouge 2007

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    Very nice and affordable Gaillac. No hesitation Read More

    Wine review by sawacs


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