80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
1177 Bottles produced a year
Gaby cuvee is a special selection of plots on the estate, limestone soil, south facing hills. Plowing with horse and harvest by hand.
Awarded 92 points by James Suckling
Best of Bordeaux Mixed Case -
A case of 6 Bordeaux wines including white, red and rose.
This case includes:
2 x Chateau Haut Peyruguet, Bordeaux, White
2 x Chateau Auguste, Bordeaux, Rose
2 x Chateau Gaby, Princess Gaby, Red
IGP Vin de Pays blanc d’Hérault Mont Baudile “Le Blanc Chemin” 2016 (75 cl)
Micro production of a blend of Chenin Blanc, Riesling and Viognier on pudding stones
100% Viognier at 350 meters of altitude
50% of the wine is aged 8 months in barrels on its fine lies.
The granite soil (hence the name of the Cuvée), brings a mineral coolness to this wine which takes from its IGP appellation “vin de Pays” only the name. For sure it’s a great wine in the same league as many Condrieu.
Jancis Robinson: "Banana ice-cream and pineapple with a sweet musky character - overdelivers on the nose. Lovely buttery notes on the palate, buffed and polished to a perfectly round mouthfeel. Lighter than many Rhône Viogniers, but no dilution of flavour. Expertly done - very good." 17 points
There are now plantings of Viognier in Languedoc and even in various other countries but this grape’s spiritual homeland is in Condrieu – where the finest Viogniers are produced from just over 100 hectares of vineyards. The wines are dry with a wonderful floral nose of peaches, apricots, violets and pears with low acidity.