Domaine Tariquet, Classic, Cotes de Gascogne


What a refreshing change!

This is a delightful wine, dry, fresh, crisp, pretty, charming and light - super light - and 100% typical of its region, untainted by modern fashions. Made from a blend reminiscent of Bordeaux white, but from outside the city in Gascony, it uses Sauvignon Blanc, Ugni Blanc, Colombard and Gros Manseng, which gives gooseberry, blossom, floral notes, and tropical flavours respectively from each variety. Delightful as an aperitif, it is a mark of developing cuisines that this traditional wine pairs so well with local oysters, scallops and seafood as well as Asian cuisine - especially Sushi!

The Domaine Tariquet wines have been present in our reference for many years now, but often get overlooked for two reasons: firstly there is such a noise made about newer and more modern wines, be they from new regions or new wineries or new grapes... there is less noise made about the wines that do what they have always done, in a very fine manner indeed. This is one of those. No blazing trails, just excellent and consistent standards that often go unnoticed.

The second reason is that the Domaine Tariquet don't just make wine. They are one of the most highly regarded independent producers of very, very fine Armagnac. This possibly answers, in part, why they are not too pushed about lots and lots of wine sales! They are genuinely stunning and one day The Allotment hopes to bring you these incredible elixirs to take you to a very different place...

This wine though is absolutely as authentic an Atlantic-influenced French white should be. Enjoy it and think of crusty bread, butter and pâté while wondering what to cook for dinner.

And look at the alcohol level, only 10.5%!

Region: Gascony

Country: France

Grape(s): Ugni Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Gros Manseng, Colombard

Style: Light, Fruity, Fresh, Bright

Best food matches: Shellfish, Seafood, Scallops, Salads, Pasta, Oysters, Cheeses, Aperitif

Alcohol: 10.5%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

Delivery & Returns

You'll get free delivery when you buy 12 x 75cl bottles of wine online from The Allotment, saving you €7.99.

We charge €7.99 per delivery for quantities less than that.

Our hours for processing orders are between 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

We pack your online wine order along the following timelines:

Wine orders for delivery in Dublin, received before 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected the next working day.

Wine orders for nationwide delivery, received by 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected two working days later.

Customer reviews

Great choice and excellent service. Received my delivery the next day.
Paul H.
Amazing service from the get go!
I emailed Chris looking for wine recommendations for a birthday gift. Got a really speedy, helpful reply and not only that but he hand delivered it on time to the birthday girl wishing her a happy birthday. Absolutely bowled over by the service. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Michelle McM.
Could not recommend The Allotment enough. The selection is fantastic and each wine that I've drank from them has been utterly phenomenal. Delivery was no hassle and I had the wine at my door in 2 days. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Luke B.
Good range of interesting wines. Good personal attention to their orders. Very customer focused. I would be happy to recommend this company to any prospective customer.
Jim D.
A great experience ordering from The Allotment Wine Company. A wide variety of wines to try something new and at good prices with super quick delivery! Really convenient too as opposed to trying to find parking!
N. Dowling
Delicious and interesting range of wines delivered promptly to my door. Not far off that lovely feeling of coming back laden from a good wine store but without any of the traffic or the worry of breaking the wine en route (very impressive travel wrap).
M. Dorman
Chris fields a fine range of excellent, keenly-priced wines. Orders are safely packaged and dispatched efficiently and promptly. Strongly recommended.
David M.
Great selection of wines, hassle free ordering, payment and delivery. Highly recommended.
Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.