Gaillac, "Les Gourmands," L'Enclos des Braves
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Organic

Gaillac, "Les Gourmands," L'Enclos des Braves - 2016

Item # 40673 750mL
$14.96/ Single Bottle
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$179.52 $161.57/ Case of 12
Color
Red
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Organic

Organic

Biodynamic

Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


Tasting Notes

The Gaillac region is located in the southwest of France. This is home to some formidable red wines that are addictive. This particular bottling is made from a blend of old vines of Duras and Braucol and was bottled unoaked in order to emphasize the dark fruit. Rich, pure and delicious.


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Staff Pick Notes

About 30 miles from Toulouse you'll find the town of Gaillac, whose local namesake wine has been made for two thousand years. That's a long time ago! Founded by the Gauls, the area is home to the Duras grape, which is not widely grown outside the region and adds to how special this wine is. Fermented in cement tanks and aged on its lees, its a fantastic rich wine whose freshness keeps it relatively light on its feet. The Duras is blended with 30% Braucol, known outside of Gaillac as Fer Servadou, which adds some red currant notes and aromas to the Duras' dark berry profile. Biodynamic, unfined, and like many wines from this region, an absolute steal. Give me some foie gras, brie, and a bottle of this on a crisp fall day and call me a happy Gourmand.

- MM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Duras

A dark-berried grape, once widely planted in France's Gaillac region and beginning to regain popularity, that produces well-structured, deeply colored red wines.


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