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La Gourmande

External Review by Palm Bay International:

La Gourmande 2011 - 90 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Solid and firmly tannic, this is a wine with forward red-fruit flavors, a dry core and dense texture. The structure of this balanced wine along with its concentration promise aging.

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Winery: Mas de la Dame
Color: Red
Blend: Syrah, Grenache
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Mas de la Dame:
The vineyard covers a single area of 140 acres, around 123 acres of which are currently in production. Some plots have just been replanted and are still too young to produce appellation wines, and 10 acres)of old vines have been removed. These will be replanted after five to six years lying fallow. This is necessary to eliminate viruses, as we do not use chemical disinfection. The vineyards a... Read more
The vineyard covers a single area of 140 acres, around 123 acres of which are currently in production. Some plots have just been replanted and are still too young to produce appellation wines, and 10 acres)of old vines have been removed. These will be replanted after five to six years lying fallow. This is necessary to eliminate viruses, as we do not use chemical disinfection. The vineyards are cultivated organically under "Qualité France" supervision. No insecticides or herbicides are used. Copper and sulphur contents are limited. The soil is worked by tilling and enriched by applying manure of organic origin. The main grape varieties are Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault for the reds and rosés, and Semillon, Clairette, Rolle, and Roussanne for the whites. All harvesting is done by hand. Read less

External Reviews for La Gourmande

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
02/19/2014

La Gourmande 2011 - 90 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Solid and firmly tannic, this is a wine with forward red-fruit flavors, a dry core and dense texture. The structure of this balanced wine along with its concentration promise aging.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
05/24/2012

La Gourmande 2009 - 88 points, Wine & Spirits/ From an estate Vincent Van Gogh immortalized in one of his paintings, this wine paints its own clear picture of the area. It smells of warm earth and rocks and tastes of sweet cherries and black raspberries, with a mouthwatering, peppery spice. Like the land, it’s pretty yet a little rough around the edges– just the thing for lamb chops off the grill.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/14/2013

/ A recent rose wine worth seeking out is from the stunning 2006 vintage in the South of France, the lovely and almost translucent colored 2006 Mas de la Dame, Cuvee Gourmand, Coteaux d' Aix en Provence, from just outside of Les Baux, France. It is a gorgeous wine bone dry and full of strawberry and raspberry fruit. It has a very long finish and passes the "poolside" test that roses must pass in order to get the "must buy" rating. A delightful blend of 50 percent grenache, 15 percent cinsault, and 25 percent carignan, the wine's multi-dimensional qualities make this a sure bet to help beat the heat.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

La Gourmande - A Best Value, Parker's Wine Bargains/ From the jagged Alpilles mountains immortalized by van Gogh comes this juicy, fruit-filled, intro-level blend of Grenache and Syrah garnished with herbs and black pepper.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

La Gourmande 2005 - 4 Stars & a Great Value, Restaurant Wine/ A full-bodied, supple, well- balanced blend, with berry, pepper, and herb aromas/flavors. Long finish. 50% Grenache, 50% Syrah.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

La Gourmande 2005/ Chewy and spicy with sweet cassis flavors and a hint of thyme, this organically farmed blend of syrah and Grenache is as rugged and fragrant as the countryside where it grows.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Red Wines/ This blend of Grenacha and Syrah is Mas de la Dame’s entry-level red, and it’s a nice way to start. Ripe black cherry aromas and touches of spice greet the nose, adding plum and licorice flavors on the palate. There’s plenty of heft, but the tannins are soft, making this approachable now.



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