Mas de Gourgonnier, Baux de Provence
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Mas de Gourgonnier, Baux de Provence - 2020

Item # 15414 750mL

This robust red blend is a crowd favorite that is drinking exceedingly well in its youth. Chock-full of dark berries with a touch of anise, this wine gets a little support from an approachable tannic structure.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


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Quite often I’ll learn a few things from our more astute customers. I picked up a bottle of Mas de Gourgonnier upon a recommendation of one of our visitors. I learned that back in the 70’s, the folks at Mas de Gourgonnier were pioneers in organic vineyard farming. Practicing non interventionist winemaking, they were natural before anyone called wine “natural.” The amount of goodness in this modestly priced Baux de Provence is astounding. Once poured in the glass, you’ll find aromas of red and black fruit, flint, and dried herbs. It first feels silky yet dense on the palate. Mild, grainy tannins begin to appear with a hint of black olive and smoke. Bring a few bottles to your next barbecue.

- CP

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