Le secret de Mathilde

It all began with a morning of harvest to follow the gestures of my passionate grandfather, a little magician also where I plunged my hands in a barrel of small, chubby grains to extract the juice. Thus, since that sunny day, my priority is the success of my cuvée whose secret I keep. I invite you to follow the solar cycle of the vine and taste its fruit.

Food/wine pairing
Will successfully accompany red meats, grilled meats and sauced dishes and all cheeses. Serve at 16 – 18°C.

Secret Mathilde-Chateau de Gourgazaud

AOP Minervois.

Grape varieties
70 % Syrah, 15 % Mourvèdre & 15% de Grenache

Age of vines
10 and 40 years. 30% of young vines classified as PDO Minervois La Livinière and 70% of old vines classified as PDO Minervois.

Old decalcified terraces with pebbles and clay-limestone soil with the mother rock at 1m depth.

Vineyard Management
Cordon de Royat and Guyot with six eyes..

40 hl/ha.

Selection of harvest at arrival in the cellar, then maceration in whole berries for 20 days at controlled temperature (25°). Tannin extractions are conducted gently and in the presence of oxygen. Assembly of grape varieties after fermentation.

Deep purple colour. The nose dominates notes of red fruits and a hint of spices that evolve towards candied prune and truffle on the finish. Silky and balanced mouth, ending on slightly vanilla tannins.