Based in the heart of Gascony, this gently sloping, south-facing vineyard today covers 780 hectares. It includes the best part of the Gers department as well as townships of the Lot-et-Garonne and the Landes.
Similarly to Armagnac, there are three areas of production each determined by the specifications of the soil itself :
Floc de Gascogne has two colors : White and Rosé (currently named red).
Colombard gives an aromatic and fruity delicacy with the fragrance of citrus fruits to white Floc de Gascogne. Ugni-Blanc gives it an acidic freshness with aromas of dried fruits. Gros-Manseng givesit a rounded fruitiness.These three traditional varieties are largely present, however other varieties can also be used :
Floc de Gascogne Rosé comes from traditional grape varieties :
Cabernet Franc gives it the fragrance of raspberry, Cabernet Sauvignon its complex perfumes of berries, full bodied Merlot adds to the vigorous taste of Tannat. These 4 main grape varieties can also be combined with Fer Servadou and Cot.
Floc de Gascogne is the perfect and subtle marriage of the know-how of wine growers and of tradition.
During the grape-harvest fresh grape juice and young grape-harvest Armagnac (2/3 to 1/3) are mixed in an air tight vat.
The mixture is left until the end of winter.
Afterwards, Floc de Gascogne is subjected to very close attention: refining, filtration, stabilization through cooling.
And so when the Spring arrives and everything starts to grow, Floc de Gascogne also comes to life.
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