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October 18, 2013 3:51 PM | By Our Somms | No Comments
Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts! Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, have a “Situation Room” where a team of minions walk busily around multi-monitor virtual maps displaying every wine tasting’s location and occurrence around the world updated in real time, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m.
This week’s focus is concentrated not on France, not on the Languedoc-Roussillon, nor the Vin de Pays D’Hérault under which the wines for this week are classified. This week is all about the wine of Moulin de Gassac and how uncompromisingly delicious it is! The Moulin de Gassac range grew out of a partnership between the Guibert Family of Mas de Daumas Gassac fame and the vignerons of the neighboring towns of Villeveyrac and Puilacher. As subsidies threatened the old hillside vines of the region, this partnership was formed to protect and create wines true to the region.
The Pont de Gassac white is a masterfully balanced blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Clairette, with a rich mouthfeel and evenly matched acid and fruit that drinks amazingly with any number of white meat or robust shellfish dishes!
The Pont de Gassac red is an exercise in evenhandedness with winemaking. The full force of red fruit that shows on the nose is matched by a welcome dose of bright acidity and density on the palate. Fantastic wine!
See you Friday!!!