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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  • Petit Verdot

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

  • Gros Manseng

  • Trebbiano

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Merlot

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

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

  • Château de Viella

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

  • Domaine du Tariquet

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  • 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...

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