Gascogne

The territory of Gascogne, located between the Atlantic, the Garonne and the Pyrenees, is rich in geographical and natural diversity. It enjoys an oceanic climate, both mild and humid. Claiming a cultural identity based on its history, evolving from Aquitaine peoples of Proto-Basque language to a people of Gascons sharing a common Latinized dialect, it constitutes the current linguistic area of the Gascon. The Gers sub-region goes famous for producing Armagnac and around 830 000 hectolitres of wine (mostly white), generally known as “Vin de Pays”, 75% of which is produced for export.

Armagnac-Ténarèze is one of the three areas where grapes for the distillation of the Armagnac eau-de-vie are cultivated. It lies between Bas-Armagnac and Haut- Armagnac in the North-West of the department of Gers and in the South of Lot-et-
Garonne. Together these areas form a single region of 15 000 hectars where Armagnac, as well as Côtes de Gascogne and Floc de Gascogne (all AOC-limits) are produced. The local soils are mainly clay-sandstone, clay-limestone and clayeygravelly.

Gascogne red and rosé wines:

- Abouriou
- Cabernet Franc
- Cabernet-Sauvignon
- Duras
- Fer Servadou
- Malbec
- Merlot
- Négrette
- Blauer Portugieser
- Tannat

Gascogne white wines:

- Colombard
- Gros Manseng
- Ugny Blanc
- Jurançon
- Len de l’El
- Muscadelle
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Sémillon

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