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Salette Floc de Gascogne Blanc

Producer: Domaine de Salette
Country/Region: France - South West - Floc de Gascogne

The Floc de Gascogne is a regional apéritif from the Côtes de Gascogne and Armagnac regions of Sud-Ouest wine region of France. It has had Appellation d'origine contrôlée status since 1990.

Floc de Gascogne is a mistelle, a vin de liqueur (a fortified sweet wine) made of 1/3 of armagnac and 2/3 of fresh grape juice (Colombard grape for this particular producer) both from the wine area Armagnac / Côtes de Gascogne. Both of these must be produced by the same vineyard.

The Floc de Gascogne - "flower of Gascony" - is made with fresh Colombard juice that is mated with Armagnac, which naturally allows to block the fermentation of fresh juice.
The wine presents a beautiful bright pale yellow color and reveals a powerful and complex nose of floral notes. The mouth is generous, round and unctuous displaying savory flavors of fruit, almond and honey.

Salette Floc de Gascogne Blanc
Vintage: NV
Grape Varietals: 1/3 of Armagnac and 2/3 Colombard fruit juice
ABV: 17%
Serving Temp: 45-55°F

Wine Making Notes:

Floc de Gascogne is produced according to a recipe that has been in use in Gascogne since the 16th century. The name "Floc de Gascogne" was coined by Henri Lamor, a winemaker from Cravencères, in 1954. The word "floc" comes from the Occitan language and means "bouquet of flowers".
Floc de Gascogne is produced in both white and rosé varieties.
The alcohol percentage is between 16–18 % vol. After blending, the Floc is kept for 10 months in the cellar of the producer and must be approved by a committee of experts before it can be sold under the appellation Floc de Gascogne.


Pairings:

It is used as an aperitif most often, but also as a dessert drink. It should be consumed while cool, and is suberb on ice.
should be drunk within a year after the production. Once a bottle is opened, it may be stored for up to three months in the refrigerator.

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC - case SRP/Unit
F1EE173012FCS 750ml 6 Glass 7 84585 00036 4 1 07 84585 00036 1 $26.95