SOUTH WEST VINEYARDS
D’Artagnan’s great wines
The most famous of the Three Musketeers is a reference to the Gascon vines, now more than 1,600 years old. They cover over half of Gers, and extend to areas bordering the Hautes-Pyrenees, Pyrenees Atlantiques, Landes and Lot-et-Garonne. There are five appellations: Madiran and Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh, Côtes de Gascogne, Saint Mont, Armagnac and Floc de Gascogne.
In Gers, the Saint Mont vines stand on land steeped in history, dotted with picturesque villages and Romanesque churches. Between the neighboring Pyrenees, the Atlantic Ocean and the Adour Valley, the appellation boasts a palette of colors and styles of its own, and a character as tenacious as that of its winemakers.
They make wines with authentic grape varieties such as Tannat, Pinenc and Petit Courbu. The heritage of their grapes is preserved in the first private conservatory in France and the only vineyard that is a listed historic monument for its 200 years of service…a must-see!
Tours, walks and tastings to discover:
All the secrets of the Saint Mont vineyard:
South West Vineyards
Centre INRA - Chemin de Borde Rouge
CS 52637 - 31321 Castanet Tolosan cedex
Phone : (+33) 5 61 73 87 06
Fax : (+33) 5 61 75 64 39
Monday to Friday : 9 am - 5 pm
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