2021 Chenin Blanc Domaine Gayda

Grapes Chenin Blanc
Colour White
Origin France, Languedoc-Roussillon
District IGP Oc
ABV 13%

Only 5000 bottles produced and made in concrete eggs to maintain freshness. Wet wool, bran/cereal, with a core of ripe apricot. Taut and rich in the mouth with sleek acid, stone fruit intensity and a lovely bitter tug on the finish. L&S (Jun 2023)

*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles of wine (or 9 litre equivalent) or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified (4.5 litres) to get the discounted 'case price' for each bottle.

The 2021 Figure Libre Chenin Blanc, a pure Chenin Blanc, reveals a shy, closed bouquet with aromas of herbs, lemon oil, spices and grapefruit. Medium to full-bodied and tense on the palate, it’s nicely balanced but a little wrapped up in a firm, seemingly barrel-derived phenolic character. Drinking range: 2023 - 2028 Rating: 89 Yohan Castaing, (Oct 2023)

Domaine Gayda

In a little under 20 years, the team at Domaine Gayda have put the slightly unfashionable AOC of Malepere well and truly on the map. Based some 30 kilometres south of the pretty medieval walled city of Carcassonne, they set out on their journey to create an estate that seeks to do things a little differently from the crowd.

They bottle the majority of their wines as Pay's d'Oc IGP, to avoid the constraints of the appellation.

The Figure Libre Chenin Blanc & Cabernet Franc are the creation of winemaker Vincent Chansault, taking inspiration from his time making wine in South Africa and the Loire Valley.

You get a real sense of adventure in all of the wines, from the serious Chemin de Moscou (taken from the street name of the domaine, we hasten to add) a blend of the very best barrels of Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault, all the way down to the vibrant and juicy Sauvignon Blanc & Syrah under the T'Air D'Oc labels. You get a feel of the new and old world colliding to create thoroughly modern yet delicious wines. These are immensely enjoyable wines from one of the most dynamic estates in Languedoc-Roussillon.

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