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Chateau Guilhem Pot de Vin Rosé 2020 Organic

Chateau Guilhem Pot de Vin Rosé 2020 Organic

  • 1999

Situated in Malepère, the most westerly region of the Languedoc, Château Guilhem was built in 1791. Then the property of the Marquis de Auberjon, it was bought by the Guilhem family in 1878. Bertrand is the fifth generation of his family to run the estate.

Despite the vineyards’ proximity to the Mediterranean, the climate here actually sees quite a bit of influence from the Atlantic; in addition, the soil here is atypical of
the rest of the region, with a high proportion of calcareous sandstones. These stones help the soils to retain moisture over the winter so that the vines can flourish in the summer. The grapes are grown organically, with some biodynamic parcels as well, out of respect for both the vines and for the people who work them.

In 2015, chateau owner Bertrand Gourdou was searching through an old desk when he came across a label that his grandfather had made in the early 1970's. That wine was called "Le pot-de-vin" which, in French, translates to "the bribe", which for that era was an audacious play on words for a wine label! This label inspired Bertrand to make a simple, natural wine. The word "pot" also references the old style bottle shape.

Wine Notes

100% Syrah from a 140-year-old family estate in Malepère in the far Western Languedoc. Shell pink, fresh aromas of strawberry and completely dry with tart cherry fruit and a quenching vibe. Organic and vegan. Serve as an aperitif with tapas, a fresh summer salad or throughout the meal.

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