2013/14 Château Gilbert et Gaillard Saint-Chinian
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Tasting notes Château Gilbert et Gaillard Saint-Chinian
Full red color, spicy, fruity with scent with nuances of blackberries, thyme and a hint of oak. Round and full of onset, aromatic in the aftertaste with soft and ripe tannin.
The rise of the South French icon wines began in the 1980s and 1990s. Often these were extreme wines: overwhelming in wine tastings, but mostly over-concentrated, heavy and therefore with little drinking pleasure. Meanwhile, the widely shared opinion that the best terroirs - such as Pic Saint-Loup, La Clape, Terrasses de Larzac and Saint-Chinian - can excel with refined wines.
The fifteen hectares of Château Gilbert & Gaillard are part of this tribute to Southern French topterroirs. Elegance and complexity are combined here. This is wine of a high level! This is partly due to careful aging of the grenache (40%), syrah (48%) and mourvèra grapes (12%) and a traditional vinification in special, tulip-shaped cements.
The grapes are picked by hand and once again in the cellar on a sorting table again selected for quality. Because of the modest oak influence and great finesse, the duo Gilbert and Gaillard conquers the French top restaurants. Not surprising, because this wine style combines very well with refined dishes.
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