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Tariquet launches Marselan Rosé

The Grassa family at Domaine du Tariquet in Gascony, South West France will be launching a 2009 rosé wine made from the Marselan grape, at the London International Wine Fair (stand G71) this year.

Domaine du Tariquet is the first producer in Gascony to introduce this little known and rarely grown grape variety. It was developed in 1961 from the union of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache Noir, and Domaine du Tariquet orignally introduced it to the region in 1999 for experimental purposes. It is approved for use in the region following the 2009 harvest.

After a series of trials, controlled yields show great aromatic potential, good structure and a great complexity. Vinified as rosé, the Marselan offers notes of ripe red fruits associated with a lightly spicy character.


1 May 2010 - Felicity Murray