Gourgonnier Rose 2008

Mas de Gourgonnier, Les Baux de Provence, Rose 2008 The fruit is evolving away from freshness as this wine seems to be aging prematurely. The mouth is quite gripping – a disappointment. Bottled with a synthetic cork; perhaps the seal was less than adequate?  This estate is noteworthy for farming organically before many jumped on board and many of its red wines have been delicious.  The 2008 rose is made from Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignane and Mourvedre. The color was obtained by a saignee for 8-12 hours. Mis par Mme. Nicolas Cartier et ses fils Lue et Lucienne Cartier, proprietaires et recoltants a Mouries 12.5% $16.49 at Bottle Barn Gourgonnier

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2 Responses to Gourgonnier Rose 2008

  1. suzanne Welch says:

    Hu,

    Purchased a wine at Bottle Barn that I am trying to see if I can purchase more.
    Distributed by North Berkeley Wine.
    Label:
    Les Baux de Provence
    mas de gourgonnier
    2010
    Mis en Bouteille au Mas
    Mme Nicolas Cartier er ses fils Proprietaires Recoltants 13890 Mouries
    Any idea where I might find some?
    Thanks,
    Suzanne

  2. Ray says:

    Hi Suzanne,

    They regularly have it at Bottle Barn so ask for it there; if not North Berkeley has a retail shop as well.
    Best, Ray

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