Vintage: 2013
Bottle sizes: 375 ML
Country: France
Region: Languedoc
Appellation: Pays D'Herault
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Red Blend
Varietal notes: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% rare grape varieties
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: Terroir de Gassac Valley, 25-30 year old vines. Cool microclimate derived from Gassac River and nearby mountains and sea.
Soil: Red glacial deposits
Viticulture: Estate has been farmed in the traditional and natural way for a thousand years before the Guibert family established the Grand Crus vineyard of Gassac. The Guiberts have maintained the same respectful approach to preserve nature's balance.
Vinification: Long fermentation and maceration (minimum of 20 days) in stainless steel tank. No filtration.
Aging: 13-16 months in oak barrel (max of 10% new wood)
Production: alternate formats are limited
Notes: A wine with many faces -- during its evolution this Grand Cru Languedoc blend can take on very Burgundian and Piemontese characteristics, and can also be reminiscent of old Bordeaux. Decant 3-4 hours before serving.