Le Pigeonnier du Gouyat Red
Vignobles Dubard - Montravel
Merlot 80 % -Malbec 20 %
The Dubard Family is for more than 30 years, the most famous producers of refreshing and reasonably priced wines in South-West France. The family members offer differing personalities of graduate oenologists, wine makers and viticulturists who together make up a dynamic and passionate team that has been renowned in the Bergerac wine region for decades. Being receptive to their terroir, combining common sense and long experience with ceaseless wine-making and viticulture: these are the founding principles on which the family has relied in their exceptionnel cuvées. They are also ongoing on the environmental label "HVE" (High Environmental Value).
The special reserve « Pigeonnier du Gouyat » honours the recent AOC Montravel Rouge, created in 2001. The ancient red vines (40 years old), which face South, are selected for the vinification of this reserve.
The de-stemmed and crushed grapes underwent a 4-week maceration. During fermentation, daily cycles of two pumpingovers, and one “délestage” (rack-and-return). The special reserve « Pigeonnier du Gouyat », after malolactic fermentation carried out in tanks, was transferred to new French oak barrels where it was aged for 12 months. Regular stirring ensured that the yeast-lees sediment was into suspension during this year of maturation. A natural refining with egg white is completed after maturation.
Tasting notes
On the nose, lively blackberries are complimented by spicy French oak. The palate reveals a complex wine with strong fruit, powerful but silky and round tannins, with a long and ripe finish. The malbec gives a menthol taste in the middle palate.
Food pairing
Red or white meat, roast poultry, local dishes, cheese ...
Aging potential
Grape varieties
Merlot 80 % -Malbec 20 %
Terrisson Wines
195 rue Guy Arnaud
30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
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