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Chateau de Gayon

Chateau de Gayon
2015 Dou Barrinquet, Madiran

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Southwestern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29

Chateau de Gayon
2015 Dou Barrinquet, Madiran

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Southwestern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
Black ruby color. Aromas and flavors of sandalwood, berry tea, hints of candied ginger, herbs de Provence, bay, and caramel with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length finish imparting notes of orange peel with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A generous Madiran red with big fruit, well-managed tannins and effortlessly drinkable style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: sandalwood, berry tea, hints of candied ginger, herbs de provence, bay, and caramel
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of orange peel
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A generous Madiran red with big fruit, well-managed tannins and effortlessly drinkable style.

The Importer

Chateau de Gayon

The Importer
1733 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
USA
1 773-772-5759

Their Portfolio

Southwestern French Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
High-quality wines, without the Bordeaux price tag, can be found throughout the southwestern (or, in French, "Sud-Ouest") part of France. At 120,000 acres, the South West of France is the country's 5th largest wine region, being divided into four subregions of its own (Bergerac & Dordogne River, Garonne & Tarn, Lot River, and Pyrénées); each possessing distinctive climates, character, and grapes.

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