Today Pierre Gouttenoire, French winemaker and wine lover, takes you to the region of Madiran in the Southwest of France to discover the super-tannic Tannat grape variety.
Tannat is a grape variety that you may have heard of before, especially from South America (Uruguay, Argentina). Today we discover its place of origin in Gascony, and more specifically in the Madiran AOC region in the Southwest of France. The grape got its name from its auspicious tannins, today tempered by skilful winemakers…learn how in this 3-minute “Gone with the Grape…” video here.
Winery featured: Famille Laplace Chateau Aydie (www.famillelaplace.com)
Maps by the WINE SCHOLAR GUILD (www.winescholarguild.com)
Join Pierre and Rebecca Gouttenoire on a wine tour: www.grape-tours.com