Domaine de Gournier La Savetiere Rouge Cevennes 2020

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Domaine de Gournier La Savetiere Rouge Cevennes 2020

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Merlot 50%, Syrah 35%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine De Gournier

Tasting notes - A delicious southern French blend with expressive aromas of cassis and ripe plum, herbal overtones of laurel and lilac, with just a touch of spice. A charming wine, beautifully balanced and full of concentrated fruit flavours.

Domaine de Gournier La Savetiere Rouge Cevennes 2020

A delicious southern French blend with expressive
flavours of cassis and ripe plum, herbal overtones and
just a touch of spice.


Producer Note
Domaine de Gournier is located in the Cevennes region and benefits from excellent
exposure to the Mediterranean sun combined with the freshness of the Cevennes
Mountains. In 1959, Maurice’s father, a ‘pepinierist’ by trade (a nurseryman
specialising in vine rootstock and clones) bought Domaine de Gournier. He
pioneered planting noble varieties in a region where at the time hybrids were the
norm, with the aim of producing quality wines. At the beginning of the 1980s,
Maurice took over, producing wines under the Domaine name. Today, Maurice
Barouin and David Helou take care of 180 hectares of vines located in 14 different
villages, 50 hectares of which are already organic. We are delighted to list their
elegant wines under the 'La Savetière' label.


Vintage
2020 was characterised as an early vintage. The winter was mild and rainy, which
replenished the soil’s water reserves ahead of the warm summer. Spring warmed up
and the vine’s cycle progressed well. Summer was warm and dry, but not
excessively so, with autumn bringing cooler evenings allowing the grapes to reach
excellent maturity. Harvest proceeded under good conditions and the grapes
produced concentrated fruit flavours balanced by natural freshness.


Vineyard
Domaine de Gounier’s vineyards are located in the Cevennes, a mountain range on
the edge of the Massif Central. Covering 180 hectares of vines across 14 different
villages, the vines are planted in the best plots according to the variety, where they
flourish in the Mediterranean climate. The vineyards benefit from the warmth of the
Mediterranean sunshine, tempered by mountain freshness. The vines are grown on
the slopes of the Gardon Valley, where the soils are made up of chalky clay topsoils
with the presence of gravel, which helps to aid drainage. The vines are manually
pruned according to the Cordon de Royat method, to maintain the freshness and
fruit- forward flavours. The vineyard is cultivated sustainably, the soil is ploughed to
avoid the use of herbicides and the grapes are harvested during the cool of the
night to preserve freshness and varietal fruit character. The estate is HVE certified,
recognising environmental biodiversity and natural resource management. 50
hectares of vines are certified organic.


Winemaking
The grapes were carefully selected, destemmed and cool macerated to extract
flavour, colour and tannins. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at
temperatures of 26 to 28°C, lasting eight to 12 days. Following fermentation, the wine
was aged on its fine lees for six months in concrete tanks, before being bottled.


Tasting Note
A delicious southern French blend with expressive aromas of cassis and ripe plum,
herbal overtones of laurel and lilac, with just a touch of spice. A charming wine,
beautifully balanced and full of concentrated fruit flavours.


Grape
Merlot 50%, Syrah 35%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%

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