2010 Domaine du Chateau Larroque - Vin De Pays des Cotes de Gascogne
There are only 5 hectares of vines (and 75 hectares of cereals and pasturage) at this ancient working farm in the heart of the Armagnac region. Pascal Bozzi renovated the original eighteenth century cellar eight years ago, and with the help of his friend Stéphane Beuret grows about 2000 cases of elegant Côtes de Gascogne.
Garnet colored, with black fruit, dried autumn leaves, and fresh white tobacco aromatics. The meaty flavors are seasoned with cassis and chocolate, and are carried through a long finish by ripe, fine-grained tannins.