Tasting note: A beautiful bright colour, soft spicy notes opening to a delicious combination of wild raspberry and flower petals. The attack on the palate is full and fresh. Delicious fruit, fleshy yet delicate, with a return of spice on the finish. A pressed rosé wine where the red grapes are vinified the same way as the white, allowing to reveal its great freshness.
Domaine Tariquet is located in Eauze, in the heart of Gascony in the South-West of France. The estate has been owned by the Grassa family since 1912. It has been a historical producer of Armagnac since 1683. The estate breaks new ground in 1982: the fourth generation, Maïté and her brother Yves, creates the Classic, a refreshing and crisp white wine made from Ugni blanc which was then
only used for Armagnacs. After several years, Colombard is added to the Ugni blanc. The wine is then awarded, in 1987, as Wine of the Year in
London. Yves Grassa is designated “White Winemaker of the Year” by the International Wine Challenge, in London.
Yves Grassa, The Owner is awarded White Winemaker of the Year 1987 by International Wine Challenge