A beautiful dark red color, this wine has a pretty straightforward, floral nose, with soft and silky tannins. Very full and round mouth. Notes of black fruit on the nose, and on the palate a sumptuous mix of red and black fruit. Complex and elegant.
Diane de Puymorin left a corporate career in Paris to found a wine estate in southern France. A lifelong overachiever, she studied the terroirs and selected the very best for her new home, renaming the estate after her family crest: or, gold, and gueules, a heraldic term for red. The vineyards of Château d’Or et de Gueules, which are certified organic, are in the area known as Saint Gilles: a combination of drastic diurnal temperature shifts, vigorous winds, and a stony alluvial soil gives impeccably balanced wines, and Diane is campaigning to have this unique terroir recognized with cru status.
“The smaller production 2014 Qu'Es Aquo Costières de Nîmes is a beauty! Made from very old vine Carignan and fermented and aged in old barrels, it has terrific purity in its ripe black cherry, leather, dried earth and spice aromas and flavors. The purity and tannin quality are outstanding, and this is a classic, full-bodied Carignan to drink over the coming 4-5 years.”
WA: 90 (Jeb Dunnuck)