Gascony Wine

 

Gascony, or Gascogne, is a large region in southwest France that encompasses such appellations as Madiran and Jurancon, as well as the Vin de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne. The reason for the Anglicized name is that, in the Middle Ages, this area part of Aquitaine and thus under British rule.
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Varietals Produced in Gascony View all

  • Gros Manseng

  • Merlot

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

  • Trebbiano

    History of the grape: Trebbiano is one of the world’s most widely planted white grape varietals, not only for wines, ...

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

Subregions of Gascony

  • Madiran

      Madiran is an appellation in France’s southwest that is best known as the home of the dark...

  • Côtes de Gascogne

  • Côtes de Saint-mont

    Saint Mont got appellation status in 2011 for red,white and rose wines from 46 communes around ...

Popular Wineries in Gascony View all

  • Domaine du Tariquet

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  • Château de Viella

    HISTORY : 1991 : Alain Bortolussi takes over from his parents 1991 - 2000 : Reorganizatio...

  • Domaine Pichard

    Not far from Tours, the CHINON vineyards covers 2000 hestares, spread over several villages. the ...

  • Producteurs Plaimont

    In 1979, some determined winegrowers, assisted by André Dubosc embarked on the challenge of giv...

  • Cave des Vignerons Landais Tursan - Chalosse

    Vignerons Landais is a co-operative group founded in 1958 in south-west France. It now has almo...

  • Alain Brumont

    PleaA great tribute from a winegrower with exceptional standards of which Alain Brumont is very p...

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  • Domaine Labranche-Laffont Christine Dupuy Madiran 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from a shop in L;ondon's Walthamstow [ Forest Wines]. The Madiran AOC was created in 1948,although wine-making in the area goes back to at least medieval times,for red wines[white wines from this area come under the Pacherenc AOC] from 37 communes around the village of Madiran.The dominant grape used is the t... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Patrick Ducournau Chapelle Lenclos Pacherenc du Vic Bilh 1999

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the www.bidforwine.co.uk website for £15.Pacherencc du Vic Bilh is an appellation created in 1948 for white wines made of the gros and petit manseng grapes harvested late to make it a sweet wine plus petit coubu from the same area as the Madiran appellation ie 37 communes around the village of Madiran some 20 ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Plaimont le Manseng Noir Cotes de Gascogne 2018

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Marie Maria Lutz Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Chateau de Sabazan Saint Mont 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Expression de Saint-Mont Vignobles de Gascogne 2017

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket where it was on special offer for £5.Saint Mont is an appellation created in 2011,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for red,rose and white wines from 46 communes around the medieval Benedictine abbey of that name that once featured on the pilgrim route to Spain.This is lo... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau Saint-Go Saint Mont 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine for 6.99 euros the last time I was in Calais.Saint Mont is an appellation created in 2011,although there has been viticulture here for centuries, for red,rose and white wines from 46 communes around the medieval Benedictine abbey of that name that once featured on the pilgim route to Spain.This is located about 25 mi... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Raisin Vole Domaine Cazalet Tursan 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a shop in Hampshire [www.stonevine.co.uk] Tursan is an appellation created in 2011,although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans,for wines from the Adour valley west of the village of Aire-sur-Adour This is located about 25 miles north of the town of Pau in south-west France close to the Spa... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Alain Brumont Chateau Bouscasse Madiran 2011

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    Interesting wine. I get no fruit at all on the tip of my tongue. I do get some pretty serious tannin mid- to rear-palate. Im very OK with the lack of fruitit does taste like real wine. However, this wine seems to have no complexity, and, at the risk of being completely pretentious, no soul. On the other hand, its darned inexpensive. So, wh... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Bouscasse Menhir 2009

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    Strong suggestions of unsweetened fruitblackberry, currant. Some leather or tobacco on the rear palate which makes the wine seem harsh. Some sourness. Something of a minty aftertaste. Seems to be high alcohol. I dont think I paid much for this wine, and it doesnt suck (oenophile technical word), but I doubt that I will seek out more or reco... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


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