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Gaillac Rouge

mai_juin_2007_(31).jpgLe Mas de Bicary, Claude and Christine Rouquié

Stocked by us since 2002

With the financial pressures wine producers are under today, it is exceptionally rare to find a grower making a large amount of wine for keeping. Claude and Christine Rouquié are amongst these rarities, stocking so many different vintages. These are serious, very fruity, very full wines, with soft tannins which will age tremendously well. They have a beautiful deep red colour, a powerful bouquet, and a rich taste. What is more they are reasonably priced.
The cuvées ‘Fût de chêne’ and ‘Réserve’ are from Merlot and the local Braucol (aka Fer Servadou).
The Gaillac Rouges are an ‘assemblage’ of Merlot, Braucol, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and the local Duras (nothing to do with Côtes de Duras). The new 'Fricassou' is from local grape varieties only (quite unusual) with 90%  Braucol and 10% Duras. These wines are generally very fruity and rich with good tannin. This means that they can be drunk after 3 years but will still be excellent after 8 or 10. Watch them.

  • Gaillac Rouge 2012
    £10.75 Gaillac Rouge 2012
    Brilliantly purply, bluey red. The nose is fresh and fruity (cherry, raspberry, blackberry) with a touch of liquorice and caramel! In the mouth, round and soft with a fresh, spicey and liquoricy (!) finish. Drink now until...

  • Gaillac Rouge 2014
    £10.55 Gaillac Rouge 2014
    For those who loved the the 1993, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2007 & 2010 vintages. This is dark, floral, fragrant and lightly fruity (blackberries) with smooth tannin. NOT for seekers of big bold fruity wines. It is Burgundy...

  • Gaillac Rouge, Réserve 2008
    £12.65 Gaillac Rouge, Réserve 2008
    Yet another great Gaillac Réserve from the Rouquiés. This 'cuvée' just gets better and better every year!From old vines of Merlot and the local Braucol (aka Fer Servadou). Like a quality St Emilion or...

  • Gaillac Rouge
    £9.95 Gaillac Rouge "Fricassou" 2013 12% 50 cl.
    This special cuvée from 90% Braucol (AKA Fer Servadou) and 10% Duras is slightly wooded and in 50cl bottles.Braucol wines are deeply red, full bodied, slightly rustic (but tannins are soft) and with tastes of ...

  • GAILLAC Rouge, Mixed Half Case
    £64.50 GAILLAC Rouge, Mixed Half Case
    Gaillac Rouge 2012 x 2,Gaillac Rouge 2014 x 2 Gaillac Rouge Réserve 2008Gaillac Rouge "Fricassou" 2013 12% 50 cl...

  • MIXED GAILLAC, Mixed Case
    £136.00 MIXED GAILLAC, Mixed Case
    Gaillac Rouge 2012 x 2Gaillac Rouge 2014 x 2Gaillac Rouge Réserve 2008 x 2Gaillac Rouge "Fricassou" 2013 12% 50 cl.Gaillac Méthode Ancestrale Brut x 2,  Gaillac Blanc Perlé, x 2Gaillac Blanc Doux...