This is a new cuvee for the estate, made with 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes were harvested at full maturity. After an intense triage, all the grapes were destemmed.
The wine spent 12 months in new oak barrels.
This is a beautiful and intense red wine that shows very ripe black fruit, with spicy notes of cinnamon.
It is medium-bodied, and has a very long finish. To be enjoyed with a beautiful steak with sauteed mushrooms!
This beautiful estate, owned by Maurice Barnouin, is located in the hills northwest of Nimes, in the western Rhone Valley near the town of Uzes and the famous Pont du Gard.
The viticultural area lies just outside the Costieres de Nimes appellation and is only entitled to label its wines as Vin de Pays des Cevennes. The wines of Domaine de Gournier however, aspire to greater stature than this simple designation. Being up in the hills, the microclimate is cool.
The Barnouin family were pepinierists by trade (vine rootstock and clone experts), and Maurice’s father was a pioneer in the regions re-planting with low-yielding, intensely flavored varietals like Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Merlot.
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