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.
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"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."