Domaine d'Or & de Gueules - Trassegum Red
The red "Trassegum" is produced by 50% Syrah, 25% Carignan and 25% Mourvèdre grapes. The two latter varieties come from vines that are over 80 years old. The harvest is done manually and the grapes are separated from the bunches before they are macerated for 24 days before the fermentation process begins. The finished wine is aged one year in French oak barrels and then stored a further 8 months in a concrete tank.
- Country : France
- Region : Rhône valley
- Grape variety : 50% Syrah, 25% Carignan, 25% Mourvèdre
- Classification : AOP Costières-de-Nîmes
- Awards : 14.5/20 Bettane & Dessauve 2014, Dussert-Gerber 2014, Goldmedal Vinalies France 2013, 88/100 Gilbert & Gaillard
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2011
- Alcohol degree : 14%
- Storage potential : 5 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Domaine d'Or & the Gueules is located on the edge of the Camargue region in southern France, in the south of the wine region called "Costières de Nimes". Gueule means the color red in old French and the wineyard's name is therfore "The Red and Gold vineyard". The name comes from Diane de Puymorin's coat of arms that was imagined to represent the family's wine production. The gold stands for the southern French sun's power and strength, and the red color symbolizes character and richness. And these are wines with great personality, but also sophistication and elegance! The wine is grown on land that is exposed in ideal south / south-easterly direction over 50 hectars of land.
A deep dark red color. Spicy aromas of incense and black olives, some floral elements. A fresh and soft flavor but with present tannins. The palate is long and well balanced, dominated by hints of cherry. A very elegant wine to drink with a tournedos with potato or a veal kidneys in Madeira sauce.