Bargylus Blanc, Deir Touma Lattaquié (aka Mount Bargylus) 2008/2010
Bargylus, Deir Touma Lattaquié (aka Mount Bargylus)
In 1998, Sandro Saadé’s father had the vision of producing fine wines from the slopes of Mount Bargylus near the Roman city of Antioch in Syria. Sharing his father’s passion, Sandro continues this dream through Domaine de Bargylus, working with the help of the world famous Bordeaux winemaking consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt to produce powerful and complex wines, which are typically Mediterranean in style from the estate’s 20 hectares of beautiful vineyards on ancient soils. Aged for 14 months in a blend of different cask ages, Bargylus Rouge 2008 is packed with ripe summer fruits and sweet spice, including black pepper, toast, cinnamon and cocoa. Full bodied with ripe tannins and a balanced acidity, Bargylus Rouge is complex and rich with a long fruity finish. All vintages of the Bargylus Rouge benefit from a light carafing. Recommended in the Guardian Wine Critic, Fiona Beckett's article about new adventurous wines in this month's Oberserver Food Monthly (October 2014), Bargylus Blanc is full bodied with a vibrant acidity and clean mineral backbone. It is an elegant, balanced wine which is a serious pleasure to drink.
Very elegant with notes of white flowers along with a citrus and mineral touch. On the palate, the wine shows an honest attack, citrus notes, good acidity that brings freshness finishing on salty notes. The final is long, beautiful and elegant.
Grape: 60% Chardonnay, 40% Sauvignon Blanc