Guy Vignoli greeted me warmly at about
Such is the pace in Gascony, France's great southwest. Why rush when we can get to know each other a little bit?
Guy and his wife Colette farm a beautiful 70-hectare farm in the Gers, approximately 2 hours from nowhere and are one of the finest distillers of Armagnac in the area. Their 200-year-old copper still is worth the visit on its own and the range of distillates is truly wonderful. This is how Guy has made a name for Domaine de
But I showed up looking for everyday red and white wine....this time. What I found was wonderful everyday examples of dry reds and whites, the same grapes that become Armagnac, but
But then a funny thing happened. Somebody figured out
Now don't be concerned that this one says Merlot on the label. But also, don't be fooled that this one will age like a Petrus or Cheval Blanc! Instead, you'll find the ultimate bistro red, a juicy, fruit-powered Merlot that helps to wash down a big, hearty cassoulet, the famous Gascon dish of duck, sausage, and white beans.