Le Petit Domaine de Gimios - 2021 - Rosé de Gimios
Le Petit Domaine de Gimios - 2021 - Rosé de Gimios

Field Blend: Muscat Blanc, Terret Rose, Terret Noir, Terret Blanc, Carignan, Grenache, Syrah, Muscat, Cinsault, Aramon, Alicante

Languedoc, France

Anne-Marie Lavaysse and her son Pierre bought their farm in the hamlet of Gimios in 1993. The vineyards attached to the farm were abandoned, unworked and had not been treated with chemicals. Anne-Marie decided to continue this and only uses concoctions made from plants that grow among the vines to protect and fortify them. In the winery they do not add anything to the wine at any stage. The plateau of Gimios is made up of rough limestone full of fossils – their old vines of Muscat Petit Grain, Grenache, Cinsault, Aramon and Alicante (to name a few) give the impression that they pierce straight through the rock, which in fact they do. The yield of the vines is extremely low. Pierre (BMXer, snowboarder, DJ, vigneron) has been involved in the vines and the winery from the beginning but has started to take over from Anne-Marie and continues the work in the same spirit. (Gergovie Wines)

The vineyards for Le Petit Gimios Rosé are very old, with one that dates back to 1840! They are located quite high up, on rocky soils of clays and limestones and are trained in bush-style. The final wine is co-fermentation in stainless steel tanks of the 16 varieties found in the winery's vineyards. Some varieties are not known, but it is known that Grenache predominates. Also recognisable are Oeillande, Terret Rose, Terret Noir, Terret Blanc, Syrah and Muscat. Le Petit Gimios Rosé is a fruity and complex rosé from very old vines and almost-forgotten varieties that Anne-Marie Lavaysse is striving to preserve. (Decantalo)