Chateau d'Or & de Gueules - Trassegum - White
The white "Trassegum" is made from 80% Roussanne-, 10% Vermentino- and 10% Grenache grapes. Harvesting is done at night time to protect the grapes from oxydation. The grapes are separated from the bunch to merely exploit the aromas from the fruit. Thereafter, follows a period of maceration before starting the fermentation process which takes place directly in oak barrels of 500 L.
- Country : France
- Region : Rhône valley
- Grape variety : 80% Roussanne, 10% Vermentino, 10% Grenache
- Classification : AOP Costières de Nîmes
- Color : White
- Vintage : 2016
- Alcohol degree : 14%
- Storage potential : 3-5 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Domaine d'Or & the Gueules is located at the edge of Camargue in the south of France in the wine region called "Costières de Nimes". A spontaneous translation of the vineyard's name gives it’s somewhat strange name of "Gold & Jaw winery". Though, "Gueule" does not only means "jaw", but it is also the word for the red color in old French. The vineyard's proper name is therefore "The Red & Gold vineyard". The name comes from Diane de Puymorin's coat of arms that is meant to characterize the family's wine production. The gold stands for the southern French sun's power and strength, and the red color symbolizes the character and richness. The wines have indeed great personality, sophistication and elegance. The vines grow on land that is exposed in ideal south / south-easterly direction over 50 acres of land.
Beautiful yellow color. Aromas of jasmine and peach flowers. A complex balance between the Roussanne grape’s "buttery" and full-bodied flavors and the more fruity and fresh Vermentino and Grenache grapes. A long and harmonious palate with great elegance. To be drunk to a fried scallop or a chicken with a creamy white wine sauce.