Domaine Tariquet, especially the Classic cuvée, represents something special for me. It’s bringing me straight back from the early warm spring days of my student days in Bordeaux when I witnessed this wine being the favourite pick for all the classy Bordeaux young ladies for a refreshing sip seated at a bar’s sunbathed terrace also to summer holidays at the Arcachon Bay, where Tariquet Classic was the obvious pairing with the delicious local oysters. This wine for me is a joyful celebration of the sun coming back after a long winter!
Domaine Tariquet is located in Gascony in the South West of France, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees mountains. They have been producing Bas-Armagnacs (brandy) since 1683. The Grassa family has been owning the estate for 5 generations, since 1912. They started the production of white wine in 1982, with Domaine Tariquet Classic, which has been awarded its first gold medal in 1983, and many other since. Now, this wine is the most represented white wine in Bordeaux and Toulouse restaurants and is exported to 60 countries. The estate is now composed by 2,780 acres in production for white wines, rosés, and Armagnac.
The terroir is composed by clay-limestone soils and “boulbène” topsoil (silica, clay, sand) enhanced by ochre-coloured sand known as “sables fauves”. An oceanic climate with a strong temperature amplitude between summer days and nights favouring the development of aromatic precursors in the grapes’ skin.
Sustainable growing methods are used, along with natural fertilizers. Two environmental certifications: ISO 14001 & HVE (High Environmental Value).
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