Le Petit Domaine de Gimios Cuvée Rouge

$48.00

3 in stock

Vintage: 2020
Region: Languedoc
Viticulture: Biodynamic
Grape varieties: A field blend of up to 16 grapes

Le Petit Domaine de Gimios Cuvée Rouge is a co-fermented field blend of up to 16 grape varieties. An amazing soft, round, subtle red wine.

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About Le Petit Domaine de Gimios Cuvée Rouge

Le Petit Domaine de Gimios Cuvée Rouge comes from an exposed, rocky vineyard covered with low bush vines with thick trunks that help them stand up to the wind that pushes down from the mountains behind. No wires tame the vines because Anne-Marie likes to walk through the vineyard as she chooses.

There are at least sixteen different grape varieties planted in this place. But they are randomly planted. There might be a Carignan vine and then two Cinsault vines, followed by an Aramon and then a couple of Grenache. And the vineyard also contains Oeillade, Terret Rose, Terret Noir, Terret Blanc, Syrah, Muscat, and Alicante.

The grapes are co-fermented to produce this amazingly soft, round, subtle red with layers that seem to go on forever.

About Le Petit Domaine de Gimios

For a real treat, we have managed to source some of the delicious wines of Anne-Marie and Pierre Lavaysse from Saint Jean de Minervois in the Herault in the Languedoc (actually they are from the Hameau of Gimios within the commune borders of Saint Jean de Minervois). Their self-deprecating domaine name is Le Petit Domain de Gimios. Anne-Marie established the domaine in 1993 and immediately started to restore the abandoned, very old vineyards of which she was now the custodian. She tends her vines using biodynamic practices and the domaine is certified biodynamic by Ecocert.

Saint Jean de Minervois is famous for the production of sweet and dry white wines made from the Muscat grape variety. The Gimios wines are sourced from incredibly low-yielding vines (down to 8 hectolitres per hectare) hence they tend to be a bit more expensive than some, but they are very, very delicious.

The dry wines are not completely dry – they have a lovely wisp of sugar at the end which is very appealing. The sweet wines are quite luscious and show just what a great grape this is in the hands of a good winemaker. As an added bonus, these wines have had absolutely no sulfur added and haven’t had since 2002.

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