Domaine du Tariquet Classic 2011
Domaine du Tariquet Classic has a magnificent intensity for a very easy-drinking, dry, and fruity wine. Floral and citrus aromas and a lovely touch of exotic fruit. Can be enjoyed at any time as an aperitif, with charcuteries, fish, or shellfish.
45% Ugni Blanc, 35% Colombard, 10% Savignon Blanc, 10% Gros Manseng. Since 1912 Chateau du Tariquet has been home to the Grassa family, featuring a water treatment facility and the recycling and reusing of all materials. They first gained notoriety for Helene and Pierre Grassa's Armagnac, which is still produced today. In the 1980's their children, Maate and Yves, broke all the rules by producing their first still wines, a blend of Ugni Blanc and Colombard. A few years later, they heavily planted and created nontraditional blends such as Sauvignon-Chardonnay and Chenin-Chardonnay and word of mouth was how the Tariquet taste and fashion was born! Wine production is strictly controlled within the domain from viticulture to bottling and adheres to sustainable agriculture. To prevent oxidation the grapes are taken directly from the vines to the vats in isothermal tanks. And, the innovative "bottling to order" at Domaine du Tariquet guarantees consistent quality and freshness. The result of this meticulous process is a delicious, light, and refreshing wine.