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Domaine de Tariquet Ugni Blanc 2009

Member Review by toothpicks:

I would definety recommend this crisp fruity gem. First time I have tried this blend of Ugni Blanc and Colombard and it was memorable. At $7 I will be drinking more of this as an everyday white.

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Region: France
Color: White
Variety: Other
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Domaine du Tariquet:
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Member Reviews for Domaine de Tariquet Ugni Blanc

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Snooth User: toothpicks
695380302
4.00 5
08/27/2012

I would definety recommend this crisp fruity gem. First time I have tried this blend of Ugni Blanc and Colombard and it was memorable. At $7 I will be drinking more of this as an everyday white.


Snooth User: nicci2cs
90533223
4.00 5
08/01/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,856
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/29/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Domaine de Tariquet Ugni Blanc

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
04/23/2011

Awarded “Winemaker of the Year” by the International Wine Challenge in London, Domaine du Tariquet has gained recognition and admiration for taking a non-traditional approach to the the wines of the Gascogne region. Originally and Armagnac house they started producing table wines in the 80’s with unique blends like this one of 70% Ugni Blanc and 30% Colombard. all sustainably grown. Meticulous handling, including placing the grapes directly from the vines into isothermal vats to prevent oxidation, results in an extremely fresh and true expression of the grapes and the terroir. Refreshing and delicious this wine shows floral aromas and bright citrus flavors with a touch of exotic spice on the finish.


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Vintage: 2006 04/12/2011

Meticulous wine making across the board with the accent on freshness and balance. The simple Cotes de Gascogne contains a higher proportion of Ugni Blanc than Plaimont's which means that it will be le




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