Domaine Duffour Côtes de Gascogne
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.