Mas de Gourgonnier, Baux de Provence
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Mas de Gourgonnier, Baux de Provence - 2018

Item # 15414 750mL
$17.99/ Single Bottle
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$215.88 $194.29/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

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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Staff Pick Notes

Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence is a gorgeous Provençal red blend from a lively cast of characters: Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Cinsault, Monastrell, and Mourvèdre. It is redolent of blackberry, plum, black pepper, dried rosemary, heather, rose, and olive. While the nose is lushly fragrant, the palate is leaner, with refreshing acid and respectable tannic structure. I hoped it would do justice to my mum's garlicky rack of lamb, and I'm pleased to say that it did! This wine would also be delicious with pork ribs, roast chicken, or even hearty sandwiches. When you're finished, stick a candle in the traditionally shaped bottle for a little after-dinner atmosphere!

- ES

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both...

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Carignan

Grown all over Europe and the Americas, Carignan (a.k.a. Carignane, Carignano, and Cariñena) is seldom seen as a 100% varietal wine. Many appellations of Languedoc-Roussillon must include a certain percentage of Carignan, but it is rarely the dominant grape in these blends. For years, this naturally high-yielding grape suffered from overproduction, but New World winemakers have lately taken up...

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Provence

Provence has some of the best vine-growing territory in the world, with a perfect Mediterranean climate tempered by the cooling effects of the sea. The region produces a broad range of wines, the majority of which pair effortlessly with the light, herb-infused cuisine of Provence.

Bandol, arguably the most significant appellation in Provence, produces spicy, earthy, rich red wines. These...

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Cabernet Sauvignon

The result of an illicit affair a hundred-odd years ago between Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon today enjoys more worldwide popularity than both of its parents combined. It is the principal grape of Bordeaux, and as such has rightly earned its place among the greatest and most long-lived wines of the Old World; of course, it is also the most heralded grape of California,...

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