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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