Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Château d'Or et de Gueules

Costières De Nîmes. 2006

The name comes from the family crest. It means gold and red. (Gueules is the old french word for red.) Oddly enough, in modern french, ta geuele means shut up or more literally shut-your-mouth. Reminds me of a song.

What's the inexpensive red wine that tastes really good for all the chicks?
Costières De Nîmes.
They say that Costières De Nîmes is a bad mother...
Ta Gueule!
I'm only talking about Costières De Nîmes!
We can dig it.
It's a complicated wine for it's price point....

Web stuff:
The Château d’Or et de Gueules is situated in the doorstep of the camargue region, 4 kms from the village of St Gilles on the southern slope of Nîmes. The red stony soil and the exceptional climatic conditions (251 days of sun every year) give the grape a maximum maturity, allowing the production of fruity wines with velvety tannins.

Those tannins are beautiful, what are they velvet?

90% old mourvèdre de 90 years age 10% Syrah
10hl/ha don't care.
The grape is harvest by hand early october. Extraction is done by Pigeage”.
Impressive deep-coloured with a light spicy , caramel nose and a mouth filling mixed red and black fruits flavours. YES! A big complexity for a top elegant wine. A big complexity for a cheap red! Decant now to drink.

Cost: $9.99
Grade: B
Cost Adjusted Grade: A. Good cheap reds are hard to find.

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