Domaine Eric Gelly - Plaisir des sens 2016 - Red
Red "Plaisir de sens" from Domaine Eric Gelly is a delightful red wine made from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon- and 50% Syrah grapes which gives a round and well-structured wine with a typical character from the south of France.
- Country : France
- Region : Languedoc-Roussillon
- Grape variety : 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Syrah
- Classification : IGP Côtes de Thongue
- Awards : Silvermedal Concours des Grands Vins du Languedoc Roussillon – Les Grands Vins du Sud
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2016
- Alcohol degree : 13%
- Storage potential : 3 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Domaine Eric Gelly has made wine since 7 generations back in the Hérault department, not far from the Mediterranean Sea and the city of Montpellier in southern France. The vineyard stretches over 45 hectares of land and not less than 12 different grape varieties grow here. Today is the son of the Gelly family who has taken over from his father since 2006. After finishing his winestudies, he has modernized the production unit and can now proudly reap the fruits of the investments. Domaine Gelly has in recent years received awards for both the whites, the reds and also for the rosé wines. "My credo is to link tradition and modern technology. I work for eco-friendly practices I call moderate agriculture; the vines are fertilized naturally and the herbicides are selected not to be absorbed in the vine.
The Syrah grape provides a deep red color reminding of pomegranate and violet. The aroma is fruity (dark berries) and slightly spicy. The palate is round, well-structured with balanced tannins. Hints of spices, licorice and pepper. A very well made wine that goes well with heavier dishes such as stews, spicy and exotic dishes.