In 2022, on the occasion of the release of the 2021 vintage, Domaine Tariquet celebrates the 40th vintage of the cuvée. The label of the 2021 harvest honours this 40th vintage with a new presentation highlighting this anniversary.
Classic, Domaine Tariquet’s first white wine, is produced during the 1982 vintage then distributed in 1983. This white wine is made exclusively with the Ugni Blanc grape variety, main variety grown at Domaine Tariquet to produce its Bas-Armagnacs. With this new wine, the Grassa family becomes a true precursor in the production of quality white wines in Gascony.
From its very first vintage, Classic is awarded a Gold Medal with the Jury’s Congratulations in Montpellier (and goes on to win the same award for the following two years), and is then designated ‘Wine of the Year’ in London in 1987.
In the mid-80s, Ugni Blanc is paired with Colombard while remaining the primary grape variety. Since 2011, Gros Manseng and Sauvignon Blanc have also invited themselves into the final blend. Today, Ugni Blanc is still Classic’s iconic and predominant grape variety. Ugni Blanc is indeed chosen for its finesse, delicacy, elegance, lightness, and freshness.
Having since become the estate’s iconic wine, Classic is the embodiment of a pleasurable wine with its crispness, dynamism, and great freshness, with an alcohol content of only 10,5%. It is dry and fruity with a beautiful intensity presenting floral, citrus and yellow fruit aromas. To fully express itself, it should be enjoyed while it is still young.
Like all the wines of the estate, Classic is suitable for vegans.
Domaine Tariquet wines are available for purchase at our 4 Capt.A.Caruana shops, and on our e-commerce shop.