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The philosophy of Chateau Gilbert & Gaillard is to bring the terroir to the consumer, from vine to glass, and to conserve all the characteristic it knows: freshness, finesse, and elegance.

Bottle Size: 750 mL

UPC Number: 3760000620123

  • Winemaker Notes The Syrahs have had small yields but are very fragrant and very concentrated. The Grenaches that produced more, are cooler and bring a nice balance. The Mourvèdre has a lot of depth with a chocolate side. 2014 is atypical if one takes it grape variety. But the final assembly gives a concentrated and very balanced style, which was set up very quickly with beautiful expressions.
  • Tasting Notes Characterized by a dark purple color. The nose is intense red and black fruit, all part of a discrete mineral background. The palate is smooth with a pleasant fruity and spicy intensity, supported by the freshness.
  • Vineyard The terroir of the Gilbert & Gaillard Castle is quite exceptional. The environment is heavily in the scrub, rich in thyme, rosemary, juniper, wild fennel, and pine forests.
    • Surface: 16 Ha
    • Soil: Clay and limestone hillsides between 150 and 200 meters
    • Average age of vines: 25 years
    • Climate: The Mediterranean climate here ensures plenty of sunshine, ample rainfall especially in autumn and the frequent presence of the North Wind
  • Vinification
    • Harvest: Hand and machine depending on the plot. Done by gravity, so as to preserve the maximum amount of grapes that are sent to the tanks. Grapes are destemmed.
    • Fermentation: Approximately 3 weeks, with gentle extraction by pumping during the fermentation phase. Some of the grapes vinified in whole bunches, with barrel aging directly after racking
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