CÔTES-DE-BLAYE "LE GABIER"
Côtes de Blaye AOC “Le Gabier” 2017
Merlot 65% - Cabernet Franc 25% - Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
12 months oaked
90/100 Wine Enthusiast
Gold Gilbert & Gaillard
Grape varieties : 80% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Soil : Clay-limestone hillsides on limestone bedrock.
Wine making process : Fermentations with yeast without inputs. Vatting period of 3 weeks, sulfiting at the end.
A charming Blaye with a garnet colour and ruby tints.
The 18-month ageing in vats allows the full expression of ripe fruit, while the supple and generous palate leaves the memory of candied notes, cherry stone flavours and silky tannins with a fresh finish.
2 to 4 years