Château-de-Gaure Pour Mon Pere Languedoc 2015


SKU 04014



Pierre Fabre is the son of a wine grower from the Garde in the south of France, who pursued careers outside of wine before returning home and living the life of a vineyard owner and winemaker in the Languedoc. In 2004, he found and purchased the Chateau de Gaure, an estate near Carcassonne with 200 ha of land and a castle in the middle. The property dates back to prehistoric times and was once the site of an ancient Oppidum -a large defended Iron Age settlement. Numerous relics have been found scattered throughout the property. Pierre currently owns 15ha in Limoux (8 ha Chardonnay, 5 ha Chenin Blanc and 2 ha Mauzac) and 35 ha in the Roussillon (going into the Languedoc appellation). The total production is only about 60,000 bottles.

In addition to being an accomplished winemaker, Pierre is also a talented artist. His paintings adorn the walls of the cellar and each vintage, he creates new art for his labels. Not only is the wine itself a work of art, the bottle is also truly a distinct representation of Pierre and his artistic vision. Pierre once said, “painting has always been a way to escape to a better world”.

Pierre's farming and vinification practices are organic. The parcels used for the white are certified organic since 2007. The parcels used for the reds are either certified organic or in conversion. In the cellar, only indigenous yeasts are used. Very little sulfite is added. The wines are not fined and vegan friendly.

This cuvée, Pour Mon Pere (For My Father), is named in homage to Pierre's father, who passed away in 2009. Made of 55% Carignan and 5% Grenache, both from 80 years old vines - 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, both from 30 years old vines planted in Granite, schist and limestone soils. The grapes are hand-harvested in small boxes and manually sorted in the cellar before being de-stemmed and pressed. They are then fermented separately in concrete tanks with native yeast, before being blended and aged in new and older French oak barrels for 12 months. Light filtering before bottling. 

Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Brand Château-de-Gaure
Alcohol/vol 14%
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Bottle ShopBeautifully plush and silky on the medium-full-bodied palate, we just loved the mingling of red fruits, black fruits, licorice, flowers, minerals and mocha in both the nose and mouth. This has a very refined style for what you would consider a 'country' red, and will be great to recommend to Chateauneuf-du-Pape lovers, or even adventurous Cabernet fans.

May 15, 2017