2013 Chateau d'Or et de Gueules Costieres de Nimes Les Cimels Rouge France
$15.79 less 10% on 6 or more
Alert! New Camacho house wine! This one does it all for me. It has some earth, some fruit, balanced and most importantly, it knows how to listen! And for those of you who are into Parker points... 87 pts! It is 50% Syrah, 25% Carignan, 25% Grenache fermented in tanks to preserve the fruit.
from Robert Kacher: Château d’Or et de Gueules is located in the Camargue, in the rolling hills outside the ancient Roman city of Nîmes. Diane de Puymorin purchased Domaine de la Petite Cassagne estate in 1998. She renamed the property after her family’s crest: d’Or (gold) et Gueules (red, in ancient French). Situated on the south/south-eastern exposed slopes of the Costières de Nîmes, the soils here are characterized by cailloux deposited by the Rhône River centuries ago. Diane works with organic farming methods and believes in strictly limiting yields. The estate produces an average of 30 hl/ha, half the allowed yield. Unique pruning and leaf pulling techniques help her optimize the fruit maturity in her vineyards, and allow her to harvest before the autumnal weather changes. "Les Cimels" comes from the old Occitan language and means "fruit bouquet". Vintage in and out, this is always among the finest values in our portfolio!