BOTH TYPICAL AND ATYPICAL
King Gamay and his court of indigenous and international grape varieties; Côtes du Tarn offers a tastes to please the masses.
Other red grape varieties are Alicante Bouschet N, Cabernet Franc N, Cabernet Sauvignon N, Carignan N, Consult N, Duras N, Egiodola N, Fer Servadou N (Braucol), Gamaret N, Gamay de Bouze N, Gamay de Chaudenay N, Jurançon N, Malbec N, Marselan N, Merille N, Merlot N, Négrette N, Portugais Bleu N, Prunelard N, Shiraz N et Tannat N.
White grape varieties are Chardonay B, Chasan B, Colombard B, Gros Manseng B, Len de l’El B (Loin de l’Oeil), Listen B, Mauzac B, Mauzac Rose Rs, Muscadelle B, Ondenc B, Petit Manning B, Sauvignon B, Semillon B et Ugni Blanc B.
Red wines that are light, easy to drink, and harmonious, with fruity and spicy notes and amyl savors on the palate (banana, English candy).
Food and wine pairing:
A great with cassoulet, a classic dish from Southwest France. Served at 16 ° C.
Sweet and light rosé wines, with notes of small red fruits (cherry and redcurrant).
Food and wine pairing:
To drink chilled as an aperitif.
Dry, lively and aromatic white wines, associated with floral and fruity aromas (peach, apricot).
Food and wine pairing
We like them a lot with fish in sauce, preferably river fish.
MORE ABOUT COTES DU TARN WINES
2011: Indication Géographique Protégée (IGP*)
Location: Tarn department
Production area: 2 200 ha (5 436 acres)
Harvest: 139 500 hl (13 950 000 litres), 60% red, 20% rosé, 20% white.
Terroir: The Côtes du Tarn vineyard covers 117 towns in the north-west of the Tarn department. It was established over a thousand years ago on the rolling hills (stony and gravelly soils) of Cabanes, Lavaur and Graulhet in the south up to the hills of Campagnac (clay limestone) and the Cordais plateau (limestone) in the north of the wine-growing area.
Climate: The oceanic influence is predominant in winter and spring (frequent precipitation and mild temperatures) while the climate is more Mediterranean in summer and autumn.
* 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).