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Vin de Pays Cotes de Gascogne

Vin de Pays Côtes de Gascogne is a syndicate of more than 1,400 members, the majority of which belong to cooperatives while 150 producers are independent.

Gallo-Roman mosaics at Séviac in Montréal du Gers - dated to the fifth century - bear witness to Gascony's long history of winemaking.
In those days, the Adour and Baïse rivers were the most important routes for transporting wine to the Nordic countries. This region tucked between the foot of the Pyrenees and the gateway to the Atlantic has always been a lush land of hillsides and valleys almost entirely devoted to the art of wine growing.

Today, almost two thirds of all vineyards in the Gers or 11,700 hectares (28,900 acres) are set aside for the production of Vin de Pays Côtes de Gascogne wines.

With its oceanic climate tempered by the Landes forests to the west, the Pyrenees to the south and just the right mix of sunshine, rain and coolness the Gers provides ideal conditions to get the best from its vineyards. When fully mature the wines develop their own particular identity - a rich aromatic palette that is complex and seductive.

Gascogne wines also draw their distinctive flavours from the great wealth of Gascony's soil. To the east, Terrefort, a clay soil that lies on a bed of limestone rock. To the west, a mix of clay and silt in the Sables Fauves (tawny sands) and the Boulbènes (a local word for alluvial soils).



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