The rich history of Le Tariquet began at the beginning of the 20th century when the young Artaud, originally from the Ariège village of Ercé in the Pyrenean foothills, returned to France after a journey to other countries. Having lived in the United States for more than 20 years, this bear catcher and tamer returned to his country in 1912 to find a place to live out his remaining years. He discovered Château Tariquet in the small village of Eauze, in the Gers department, and fell in love with it. With his son Jean-Pierre Artaud, who had returned from New York, he bought the estate.
The acquisition of Domaine Tariquet marks the beginning of the Artaud-Grassa family saga, as Jean-Pierre and his wife Pauline gave birth to Hélène, and Hélène, in turn, married Pierre Grassa. The couple restored the property after the phylloxera crisis decimated the vines, of which only 7 hectares remained. The couple gave the property its viticultural vocation back to produce Bas-Armagnac.
Since then, four generations of Grassa have succeeded one another in running the Tariquet estate, which covers more than 1,000 hectares and has become an emblematic figure in the South West region. Renowned for its range of Armagnacs, this winery is equally renowned for its surprising collection of dry and sweet white wines. Wines of remarkable quality, with a fruity taste and incomparable freshness!
Domaine Tariquet was one of the first wineries to produce aromatic white wines. The result of perseverance and patience, these wines are the first success story of the family. Combining liveliness and elegance, Tariquet wines surprise with their taste and their excellent value for money. Playing the conviviality card, these nectars defined as "friends' wines" are all the rage at aperitif time, especially with young people.