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Gaillac Rouge, Blanc, Rosé & Fizz

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 develop.

The whites are based on Mauzac, Len de l’Elmaison_3.JPG (Loin de l’Oeil; the ‘eyes’ –buds- are far apart on the vine) with a little Sauvignon Blanc. The Méthode Ancestrale is 100% Mauzac.
is very aromatic with a distinct taste of green apple and also used in Limoux area. The Len de l’El is more floral and blends well with the Mauzac.
The ever popular rosé is 100% Syrah.
The new Secret de nos coteaux & Vin des Grives blanc & rosé are sippers rather than gluggers and will appeal to the connoisseur!

  • Gaillac Rouge 2012
    £11.15 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
    £10.95 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 2015
    £10.55 Gaillac Rouge 2015
    From 30 year old Duras, Braucol, Syrah and Cabernet Franc vines. Intense deep purply red in colour. A pleasant fresh fruity and spicey, nose with all the usual hints of blackberry and blackcurrant.Round, soft, fruity and...

  • Gaillac Rouge, Réserve 2008
    £14.05 Gaillac Rouge, Réserve 2008
    Yet another great Gaillac Réserve from the Rouquiés. This 'cuvée' just gets better and better every year! I just had a bottle (14th Nov 2018). It was SO good, I just put the price up! Not many left!From...

  • Gaillac Rouge, Réserve 2015
    £12.60 Gaillac Rouge, Réserve 2015
    From 45 year old  Merlot and Braucol vines.Intense red in colour with a hint of coppery brown.Nice nose of ripe red fruits with a bit of spice and smokiness.Full and velvety it will keep for 7 to 10 years.Goes great...

  • Gaillac Rouge, Fût de Chêne 2010
    £14.25 Gaillac Rouge, Fût de Chêne 2010
    In order to distinguish it from its unoaked siblings this wine carries the label of Château de Gouzy (the vineyard of Mme Rouquié's retired parents and now part of Bicary). Oaked for 10 months in new...

  • GAILLAC Rouge, Mixed Half Case
    £66.95 GAILLAC Rouge, Mixed Half Case
    Gaillac Rouge 2012 (2bts), Gaillac Rouge 2014, Gaillac Rouge 2015, Gaillac Rouge Réserve 2015, Gaillac Rouge Fût de Chêne 2010...

  • Gaillac Blanc Sec
    £9.95 Gaillac Blanc Sec
    From Mauzac and Sauvignon Blanc. A citrousy lemony slightly nose. Full and tangy in the mouth with good length. Drink very cold. Ideal for fish. Makes a great Kir.

  • Gaillac Blanc Perlé
    £10.95 Gaillac Blanc Perlé
    Light, supple, aromatic and refreshing, this wine has the green apply flavour you would expect from the Mauzac grape with its traditional accompaniment of Sauvignon Blanc. The very subtle fizz is produced by a secondary...

  • Gaillac Blanc Doux (Sweet) 75cl
    £12.55 Gaillac Blanc Doux (Sweet) 75cl
    From a late and selective hand-picking of Mauzac, it has a rich nose of honey and dried fruits. Very smooth in the mouth, drink as an aperitif or to accompany foie gras or cheese. Great value for money...

  • Gaillac Rosé
    £9.95 Gaillac Rosé
    Salmony pink in colour, this wine, from 100% Syrah, is so fruity you might think you were drinking a Kir. Strawberry, raspberry and red and blackcurrant, together with a touch of citrus. Mellow, smooth, with well balanced...

  • Gaillac Méthode Ancestrale Brut 10%
    £14.65 Gaillac Méthode Ancestrale Brut 10%
    From 100% Mauzac grape, this time, and the fizz is produced by stopping the fermentation near the end by cooling. It is then filtered and bottled with the final bit of the totally natural fermentation producing the bubbles...

  • MIXED GAILLAC, Mixed Case
    £136.00 MIXED GAILLAC, Mixed Case
    Gaillac Rouge 2012 (2bts), Gaillac Rouge 2014, (2bts) Gaillac Rouge 2015, Gaillac Rouge Réserve 2015, Gaillac Rouge Fût de Chêne 2010, Gaillac Méthode Ancestrale Brut,    Gaillac Blanc...

  • Le Secret de nos Côteaux 50cl 14.7%
    £15.25 Le Secret de nos Côteaux 50cl 14.7%
    A dry white from the local Len de l’El grape picked late and fully fermented out to give 14.7% alcohol then aged in acacia wood for 2 years. This imbues the wine with a much subtler taste than oak leaving less...

  • Vin des Grives blanc 50cl 11.5% alc
    £11.35 Vin des Grives blanc 50cl 11.5% alc
    From the Len de L’El grape and like a late picked ‘vendange tardive’ this is sweeter than the Gaillac Doux. Excellent as an aperitif or digestif. To our taste perhaps a little too sweet to accompany...

  • Vin des Grives rosé  50cl 11% alc
    £11.35 Vin des Grives rosé 50cl 11% alc
    From the Merlot grape, like a late picked ‘vendange tardive’ this is fruitier but not quite as sweet as the white Vin des Grives. Excellent as an aperitif or digestif or to accompany foie gras...