Gaillac Méthode Traditionnelle (demi-sec) £11.95
This demi-sec (the only one we sell) from Bicary is obviously sweeter than any of our other Méthode Traditionnelle. Inevitably, it is very like the Brut (an ‘assemblage’ of Mauzac and Len de L’El (Loin de l’Oeil - the ‘eyes’ or buds of the shoots are far apart)(above) but the extra, but not excessive, sweetness brings out more of the fruit, adding a grapey taste to the citrus and apple. Even easier to drink than the sec.
We still have yet to wake up here in the UK to the wines of Gaillac
Posted by Adrian H. on 15th Jan 2015
We still have yet to wake up here in the UK to the wines of Gaillac which have one of the oldest, most noble traditions in France. They deserve to be much better known and Mike and Pat at Devigne have been working on this for some time now. I have been drinking them since my first school exchange to Albi in 1965! The Mas de Bicary wines are very well regarded in the region – we have many friends in the Tarn who confirm this – and Devigne may be the only source here of their sparkling wines. They compare very favourably with the only slightly better-known Blanquettes and Crémants from Limoux from in the next département, and the Gaillac demi-sec is equally at home as an apéritif or with a dessert or a celebratory cake.
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