Floc de Gascogne White or Red?

loc de Gascogne White, Floc de Gascogne Red, your heart is torn and you don’t know which one suits you?

Although the recipe is the same, a subtle blend of young Armagnac and grape juice, the variety of grape varieties gives different sensations. White Floc de Gascogne comes from 3 main grape varieties, Ugni blanc, Colombard and Gros Manseng and red Floc de Gascogne is obtained from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tannat.

White Floc de Gascogne

In aromas you will find a dominance of citrus notes . Lemon, grapefruit, orange… which bring freshness. At the end of the palate a hint of exotic fruits such as lychee may appear.

You will also have floral aromas . Violet flower and rose surround notes of honey and bring a sweet side.

Finally, white fruits bring up the rear with pear and quince for a gourmet side.

The Floc de Gascogne Blanc stands out for its roundness with a hint of acidity which gives a fruity and easy-drinking freshness.

Red Floc de Gascogne

Red fruits are in the spotlight with cherry and raspberry which at the end of the palate give way to blackberry and blackcurrant.

You will also note the floral hint of rose which awakens the aromas of plums.

Floc de Gascogne Rouge offers a sweet and aromatic roundness.

If you want to diversify your consumption methods, the Floc de Gascogne aperitif is also a must-have for cocktails.

Floc Red or Rosé ?

Although in the official charter it is registered Floc Rosé, common usage has imposed Floc Rouge for the same product. Where does this confusion come from?
It comes from the colorimetric richness of Floc in its rosé/red range. Depending on the grape varieties used and the duration of maceration and therefore coloring, the color of Floc varies from a light red with transparency like a rosé, to a deep red, almost purple like a red wine.
It’s up to you to see by tasting the different color panels which degree of red or pink your heart swings towards.

Floc de Gascogne: how to drink it?

3 tips for best tasting Floc de Gascogne:

The ideal temperature: Whether white or red, Floc de Gascogne is best enjoyed chilled , at a temperature between 6°C and 8°C. So keep it in the refrigerator. You can add ice cubes to cool it further, but be careful not to let it melt too much to avoid diluting its unique flavors.

Honor to youth : Floc de Gascogne is a spirit that is enjoyed young. It is recommended to consume it in the first years after bottling. A piece of friendly advice: if someone offers you a 1982 vintage Floc de Gascogne in 2024, be wary, it's probably a bad choice.

The right lens : although lenses specific to Floc exist, their absence is not an obstacle. Opt for short glasses with wide openings , which will allow good ventilation and fully release the aromas of Floc de Gascogne.

If you want to diversify your consumption methods, the Floc de Gascogne aperitif is also a must-have for cocktails.