Explore our glossary to learn specific terms attached to Floc de Gascogne.

Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée

French label allowing the identification of a product whose manufacturing stages (production and transformation) are carried out in the same geographical area and according to recognized know-how.

Protected designation of origin

European label which designates products which have been produced, transformed and developed in a specific geographical area, using the recognized know-how of local producers and ingredients from the region concerned.


The oldest brandy in France, Armagnac is produced in 3 wine-growing territories: Bas Armagnac, Haut Armagnac and Ténarèze. Obtained by distillation of white wine, it can be consumed young in white form or aged in barrels.

Bas Armagnac

Wine production area which brings together part of the west of the Gers and the eastern part of the Landes. 

Cellar (tasting)

The tasting cellar is a commercial space which allows wine tasting in a wine estate, at a wine merchant, for the public. It is intended for tasting wines that are on sale in the establishment.


Place where vinification and aging of alcohol takes place.

Grape varieties

Variety of cultivated vine plant. It can be white or black.

Floc de Gascogne

Gascon aperitif made with 1/3 young Armagnac and 2/3 grape juice.

Haut Armagnac

Wine production area located to the west and south of the Gers.

IGP Côtes de Gascogne

The IGP Côtes de Gascogne appellation brings together the wines produced in the geographical area of ​​the Gascogne Armagnac vineyard.

Wine tourism

Form of tourism which is based on the discovery of a wine region and its products.


Wine production area which covers the northern part of Gers and the part of Lot et Garonne.


Agricultural plot planted with vines.