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Domaine Duffour Côtes de Gascogne

Lagraulet-du-Gers, Gers

Michel Duffour standing by his chai
Michel Duffour in 2004

The rolling hills in the northern part of the Gers département are covered by sunflowers, corn, and plenty of vines for both Armagnac and excellent wine. Winemaker Michel Duffour resides here in the small town of Lagraulet-du-Gers.

Several decades ago, Duffour took over his father's property, Domaine de Saint Lannes, and began dedicating himself to producing quality red and white wines. He replanted the vineyards with Gros Manseng, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tannat. He held on to the old Colombard and Ugni Blanc vines, which he uses for the production of both wine and Armagnac.

-- Charles Neal, September 2000

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Map of France with red dot at the location of Domaine Duffour in the Cotes de Gascogne.

Domaine Duffour
Côtes de Gascogne

Michel Duffour's excellent dry white is made predominantly with Colombard, along with smaller amounts of Ugni Blanc and Gros Manseng.

Tasting Notes: Notes of melon, clean, pure flavors of citus fruit, an engaging herbaceous note, and a pleasingly dry finish. It is an ideal summer quaffer!

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