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This winery is located in the Southern French region of Languedoc-Roussillonon. Since 1580 the same family has managed this estate. The cellar is located at the heart of the old village, in the former outbuilding of the Chateaux of Lave'rune. The vineyard of 40 hectares is grown in accordance with sustainable farming. All the white wines are certified organic. The soil in the terraces has pebbles with a clayey subsurface. The pebbles and rocks are made of Gres, which are typical of this region.
Prestige 2016 Saint Georges d'Orques
75% Syrah, 25% Mourvedre.
This wine has a deep ruby color, with fragrance of chocolate, red fruit, and tobacco. The mouth is round, and the tannins are present but very elegant and well integrated with the body structure of the wine.
Prestige pairs well with red meets, barbecue dishes, game, and cheeses.
Gres De Montpellier 2016
80% Syrah, 20% Grenache.
The wine has a purple dark red color. The nose is of ripe red fruits, blackcurrant, and spice. In mouth, tannins are dense and silky. The wine is silky and voluptuous. This wine pairs well with charcuterie, and medium aged cheese, and meat dishes.
Gres Awards (by vintage year)
2016 : Gold medal at 2017 Féminalise
2016 : Prix des Vinalies / Union des Oenologues de France 2017
2014 : Rated 90/100 by 2017 Decanter (United Kingdom)
2014 : Gold medal at 2016 Féminalise
2014 : Sud de France Trophy at 2016 London Wine Fair
2013 : Gold medal at Concours des Grands Vins de Fance 2015
2012 : Rated 89/100 by Wine Enthusiast (USA) in 2015
2011 : One Star on 2014 Hachette Guide
La Treille 2017
69% Vermentino, 31% Roussanne.
Gold yellow color with a nose of white flowers, citrus and honey. The wine has a nice minerality to start, and the opens up on the palate with an elegant complexity. Pleasant long lasting finish. The grapes are harvested at night to preserve the flavor of the grapes, and are left to macerate half a day before fermentation starts.
Pair La Treille with fish, shellfish, white meat, soft medium, and aged cheeses, light pasta dishes, and tasty salads.
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Rose' DG 2017
80% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre.
This wine has a light coral color, with fruity aromas of peach, orange and jasmine. The attack is soft on aromas of flowers and citrus fruits, evolving on a well-rounded sensation. Harvest is done by night to preserve the aromas of the grapes, which are pressed immediately.
One can pair this Rose' with pizza, mussels, fish, and salad. This wine is perfect as an aperitif.
Rose' Awards (by vintage year)
2016: Two Stars on 2017 Hachette Guide of Rosé wines
2015: Gold medal at 2016 Concours des Grands Vins de France
2015: Recommandation on 2016 Hachette Guide of Rosé wines
2014: Silver medal at 2015 Concours des Grands Vins de France.
"On those warm lands, the dominating Grenache combines well with the Mourvèdre.
Vintage year(s) presently available for sale: 2017