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).
Amongst our 46-ha vineyard of red grapes, old vines were selected because of their low yield (55 hL/ha), to make Domaine du Gouyat. These vines, closely planted (5.000 per ha) using qualitative rootstocks adapted to the calcareousclayish soil (3309, 101-14, 41B, RGM) are trellised in a Guyot system. Leaf plucking on the shaded side of the vines (East or North) favours excellent sanitary state and phenolic maturity of skins.
After de-stemming and crushing, the grapes were loaded to tanks to undergo a 4-week maceration. During fermentation were realized daily pumping-over, and also a “délestage” (rack-and-return) at the early stages of fermentation. The aim of these operations was to gradually and softly extract the grapes phenolic potential. This primary fermentation was followed by malolactic fermentation in tanks. The wine was then racked to new French oak barrels to be matured for 6 months, after what it was transferred to 50 hl oak tanks where it was aged for another 6 months. A natural refining with egg white was carried out after those 12-months. Maturation gave Domaine du Gouyat time to open up, and to find its harmony with spicy aromas and tannins communicated by oak.
The nose is very expressive, with dark red fruit and mixed spice aromas. The palate offers silky and round tannins, enlivened by an harmonious combination of oaky and fruity aromas which leads to a great refinement and balance.
To serve at l8°C with savoury dishes, duck, red meat and cheese, or on its own.
Can be enjoyed now, but it will develop with age and may be cellared over the next 10 years.
Terrisson Wines 195 rue Guy Arnaud 30900 Nîmes - FRANCE +33 (0)220.127.116.11.22
GOVERNMENT WARNING : (1) According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects. (2) Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, and may cause health problems