Deep colored, spicy and concentrated mouth with a very good length. The robe is like ink, with a complex nose of dark fruits. The mouth is really ample, concentrated and the finish lingers.
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.
"Another terrific wine is the 2013 Trassegum Costières de Nîmes, made from 50% Syrah, 25% Mourvèdre and 25% Carignan that was aged a month in barrel followed by six months in concrete. It has lots of chocolatey dark fruits, asphalt, plums and licorice characteristics as well a medium-bodied richness, lots of fruit and mouth-filling texture. Drink it over the coming 5-7 years."
Wine Advocate: 90 (Jeb Dunnuck)