The Cotes-to-Gascoigne

The Cotes-to-Gascoigne is a Vin de Pays zone occurring in the same soil as the Armagnac region in the Southwest of France. This was the decree of September 13th 1968 which gave birth to the wine country, distinguishing them from table wines.

A decree of specific wines of Cotes de Gascoigne was published in the Official Journal on January 25th 1982.  It defines the production conditions for obtaining approval. This soil is characterized by an oceanic climate gradient, characterized by mild, wet winters and hot summers that are often stormy.

The vineyard lies mainly in the department of Gers, where almost two thirds of the vines is 11,700 hectares that is devoted to growing wine in Cotes-to-Gascoigne. This vineyard covers the townships of Auch, Cazaubon, Condom, Fleurance of Jegun, Lectoure, de Montesquiou, Montreal, Nogaro, Riscle of Plaisance, Aignan, Valence-sur-Baise and Vic-Fezensac.  Les Landes and the Lot-et-Garonne are the other two producing departments to areas bordering the Gers.

The Capag Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Tannat were assembled for the production of red and rose wines. The white wine was called: Colombard; Ugni Blanc; Petit Manseng; Sauvignon Blanc; Semillon; Chardonnay and Gros Manseng.

The classification into wine country means respecting rules of production and high standards, culminating in a formal quality accreditation. Under the Ministry of Agriculture, it is the producers themselves in their union bodies, who ensure the quality of production and lay down rules of production and marketing.

This wine country shares with Armagnac and Floc de Gascogne in the same local geographic boundaries of their Designation of Origin.

A union of wine producers country-to-Cotes Gascogne was founded on May 15th 1979, with the missionla defense of collective and individual interests of its members.  It has more than 1,400 producers.  Polyculture, still very present, has a small acreage of vines that says 1,300 of them belong to cooperatives, and there are only 150 independent growers.

There is more than 830,000 hl consisting of white which represents 91% of production, 8% of red and pink Red 1%.

occurring in the same soil as the Armagnac region in the Southwest of France. This was the decree of September 13th 1968 which gave birth to the wine country, distinguishing them from table wines.

A decree of specific wines of Cotes de Gascoigne was published in the Official Journal on January 25th 1982.  It defines the production conditions for obtaining approval. This soil is characterized by an oceanic climate gradient, characterized by mild, wet winters and hot summers that are often stormy.

The vineyard lies mainly in the department of Gers, where almost two thirds of the vines is 11,700 hectares that is devoted to growing wine in Cotes-to-Gascoigne. This vineyard covers the townships of Auch, Cazaubon, Condom, Fleurance of Jegun, Lectoure, de Montesquiou, Montreal, Nogaro, Riscle of Plaisance, Aignan, Valence-sur-Baise and Vic-Fezensac.  Les Landes and the Lot-et-Garonne are the other two producing departments to areas bordering the Gers.

The Capag Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Tannat were assembled for the production of red and rose wines. The white wine was called: Colombard; Ugni Blanc; Petit Manseng; Sauvignon Blanc; Semillon; Chardonnay and Gros Manseng.

The classification into wine country means respecting rules of production and high standards, culminating in a formal quality accreditation. Under the Ministry of Agriculture, it is the producers themselves in their union bodies, who ensure the quality of production and lay down rules of production and marketing.

This wine country shares with Armagnac and Floc de Gascogne in the same local geographic boundaries of their Designation of Origin.

A union of wine producers country-to-Cotes Gascogne was founded on May 15th 1979, with the missionla defense of collective and individual interests of its members.  It has more than 1,400 producers.  Polyculture, still very present, has a small acreage of vines that says 1,300 of them belong to cooperatives, and there are only 150 independent growers.

There is more than 830,000 hl consisting of white which represents 91% of production, 8% of red and pink Red 1%.