Cuvée Templière Blanc - IGP Cévennes
Cuvée Templière Rouge - IGP Cévennes
Hauts Calcaires Grenache Rouge - IGP Cévennes
Rosé - IGP Cévennes
Domaine de Gournier is located in the foothills of the Cevennes mountains, between Uzès and Nîmes, close to the Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard. My friend Maurice Barnouin produces and exports many wines under the Appellation “Cevennes”.
The terroir presents a combination of low limestone hills, studded with outcrops of calcareous rock, and sparse vegetation of Garrigues. The Domain benefits from an excellent exposure to the Mediterranean sun and the freshness of the Cevennes mountains.
I have selected his food friendly 2016 Provence style Rosé, his distinctive 2014 100% Grenache, and his flagship red Cuvée Templière 2013, a most creative blend of Merlot, Cabernet, and Syrah, which takes its name from a former Templars fortress existing on that land in the XII century.
Cévennes IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée)
The vineyards of the Cevennes in Languedoc take its name from the rugged highlands of Cevennes, the foothills of the Massif Central.
Primarily cultivated on limestone soil, the vineyards find themselves in a rolling landscape shaped by rivers with fearfully high-water levels, where they stand alongside orchards, olive trees, and grains. The red wines are characterized by their elegance, their aromatic strength, and their tannic structures that vary based on the wine-making technologies used. Sunny days followed by cool nights boost the level of finesse in the white wines and the rosés are supported by a lovely fruitiness in the mouth. As opposed to an AOP, the IGP allows a wider range of grape variety to be used: Syrah, Carignan, Grenache as well as Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot, Mourvedre, Cinsault for reds, Viognier, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc for whites.
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