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2020 Gypse
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
100% Chardonnay
Appellation
IGP Pays d'Oc
Alcohol %
13.5

Domaine Borie de Maurel
2020 Gypse

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SKU: DBMGypse20

Created by the “Wizard of Feline,” this stunning unoaked Chardonnay is one of the best outside of Burgundy.  The attack tickles your senses with zesty fruit aromas. As it evolves, the wine retains a smooth richness without being heavy. This organic and biodynamic cuvée will have you raising your glass for more day after day. 

Gypse is a stellar companion for cheese plates, grilled fish, oysters and shellfish. 

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
100% Chardonnay
Appellation
IGP Pays d'Oc
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Winemaker Michel Escande was inspired to plant Chardonnay in these plots which are situated on the high elevation hillsides of the Montagne Noire. The altitude, graphite and flint soil, and northern slopes sheltered from the summer heat combine to produce a wine in the style of a Chablis — with crispness, acidity and minerality. The Chardonnay grape in this white and brilliant soil results in a fresh and luminous wine. After eruptions of Vesuvius over a millenia ago, many Roman winemakers settled elsewhere. La Livinière (fittingly from the Latin word for ‘vine’) was one of the designated areas for the displaced Romans to plant vines, and it was perfect according to them. Nowadays La Livinière belongs at the top in the Minervois, and has its own Cru. This wine is created in the area of La Liviniere but because it is 100% Chardonnay and not blended it is classified as an IGP Pays d’Oc.
Production Notes
No oak is used in aging this Chardonnay.
Winemaker Notes
In 1989, Michel Escande exchanged his passion for sailing for a new passion — winemaking. He and his wife settled on the mainland, scraping together enough to purchase a five hectare vineyard, wine cellar and house. With the tenacity of a sailor and the faith of a peasant farmer, Michel learned everything there was to know about his land. In time, he realized that he was in possession of a viticultural treasure. By the early 90s, the international press had christened Michel “the wizard of Felines” in appreciation of his first cuvées of Sylla. Today, he is still more than worthy of that title.
Food Pairing Notes
Le Gypse is a stellar companion to cheese plates, grilled fish, oysters and shellfish.
Other Notes
Ageability: Drink now or keep until 2023