Today it rivals Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in Bordeaux, Pinot in Burgundy and Syrah in the northern Côtes du Rhône (Côte Rôtie, Hermitage).
Tannat produces very dark wines with a subtle, powerful fruitiness; deep and well-balanced, they have an exceptional capacity to age.
This grape's sugar levels and very high natural acidity produce complex, unusual, harmonious wines with tremendous freshness.
There is an increasing demand for sweet wines made from Petit Manseng. They are a perfect accompaniment to foie gras and pastries. And can happily be kept for a few days in the refrigerator after opening.
This grape rivals the white varieties of Burgundy, Alsace and the Loire. Petit Courbu gives smooth, full-bodied, generous, fresh wines.