Château de la Gardine
Brunel de la Gardine Saint Joseph 2018
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A legend in French history, St-Joseph was a favourite of the French King Louis XII, and featured in Victor Hugo's Les Misérables (under its old name Vin de Mauves).The only way to truly imbibe French!
Victor Hugo: "Mon frère lui fit boire un peu de ce bon vin de Mauves qu’il ne boit pas lui-même, car il dit que ce vin est très cher.." *My brother made him drink a bit of this good wine from Mauves that my brother does not himself drink, as said the wine is very expensive*
Tasting notes: Beguiling aromas of blackcurrants, blackberries, violets, rounding off with white pepper. With some bottle age, will develop leathery and liquorice notes. Dense yet fresh on the palate, very balanced.
Drink with: Meat stews such as coq au vin, bouef bourginon. Lamb, grilled meats, olives. Mediterranean foods, pizzas, pastas, olives, oregano, sage rosemary and thyme. Cheeses and charcuterie boards. Serve at 18C. Drink now, can hold till 2028-2033.
Winemaking notes: From vines grown at 200-250 metres altitude on light schist and gneiss soils, underlaid by a granitic bedrock. Grapes are destemmed before a traditionally long fermentation. Wine ages for 8 months in a mix of stainless steel and French oak casks (10% new oak).