Côtes de Gascogne IGP


In this region rich in musical festivals, the Côtes de Gascogne happily expresses the Southwestern accent, fruity and expressive.

Cabernet Franc N, Cabernet Sauvignon N, Cot N (Malbec), Courbu Noir N, Egiodola N, Fer Servadou N, Gamay N, Gamay de Bouze N, Gamay de Chaudenay N, Jurançon Noir N, Manseng Noir N, Merlot N, Pinot Noir N, Syrah N, Tannat N et Marselan N.

Arrufiac B, Baroque B, Chardonnay B, Chasan B, Chenin B, Clairette B, Clairette Rose Rs, Colombard B, Courbu B, Petit Courbu B, Folle Blanche B, Listan B, Gros Manseng B, Petit Manseng B, Pinot Gris G, Mauzac B, Mauzac Rose Rs, Muscadelle B, Ondenc B, Perdéa B, Raffiat de Moncade B, Sauvignon B, Sémillon B, Ugni Blanc B, et Viognier B.

Generous red wines, with gourmet notes of red or black fruits, sometimes toasted with roasted notes.

Food and wine pairing:

To marry with dishes in sauce and cheeses.

Fresh rosé wines, with aromas of red or exotic fruits and tangy notes.

Food and wine pairing:

They will be perfect to accompany charcuteries (cold cuts), barbecues, salads and cuisine from elsewhere (sushi, makis, spring rolls, shrimp bites, tacos, …).

These dry white wines have beautiful liveliness, with powerful aromas of citrus and exotic fruits.

Food and wine pairing:

As an aperitif, and with fish or seafood menus.

Fresh sweet white wines, with aromas of fresh candied fruit (apricot, fig, quince, citrus …) and sometimes truffle.

Food and wine pairing:

Great with sheep’s cheese, foie gras, fruit desserts, Asian dishes.


2011: Indication Géographique Protégée (IGP*)

Location: Gers, Landes and Lot-et-Garonne departments

Production area: 12 000 ha (29 653 acres)

Harvest: 700 000 hl (70 000 000 litres), 15% red and rosé, 85% white

Terroir: Gascony is located between the Garonne river to the north, the Landes forest to the west and the Pyrenees mountains to the south. The geographical area of the IGP “Côtes de Gascogne” corresponds to the Armagnac vineyard. Nearly two thirds of the Armagnac vineyard is devoted to the production of Côtes de Gascogne IGP.

There are 3 terroirs: that of Ténarèze, the soils are predominantly clay-limestone, giving wines that are more structured, full bodied and powerfully aromatic; further south, in the Haut Armagnac area, the vines flourish on gravel and peyrusquets allowing the white wines to be balanced and fine; finally, further west, towards the sandy Landes, in the Bas-Armagnac terroir, the white wines are renowned for their fruity aromas with nuances of spring flowers.

Climate: Oceanic and temperate, the Gers climate offers just the right amount of sun, rain and freshness for the vines, allowing a rich, complex and seductive palette to bloom at optimum maturity. Summer is characterized by a lot of sunshine and high temperatures.

* Created by the EU in 1992, the IGP label designates products that have been produced, processed and developed in a specific geographical area, using the recognized know-how of local producers and ingredients from that region. The English equivalent is PGI (Protected Geographical Indication).