Côtes du Roussillon Rouge ‘Clos des Vignes’ Domaine Domaine Gardies, Espira de l'Agly 2016
Domaine Domaine Gardies, Espira de l'Agly
Jean Gardies owns great vineyards on the chalky-clay soils of Vingrau and the black schist of Espira de l’Agly above Perpignan. One of the great French producers, he is quietly making wines representing his identity and interpretation of his terroir. Mixing tradition and modern styling, his wines have great intensity and definition with strong personality. The whites have lovely mineral touches whilst the reds have all the Roussillon power; balanced by freshness and classic mineral character.
Dense and sustained color. Complex and powerful nose marked by notes of ripe black fruit of Mourvèdre, toast, mocha and roasting. Voluminous, concentrated palate with silky tannins.
Grapes: 70% Grenache/Carignan, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre