Château D’Or et De Gueules Trassegum
Château D’Or et De Gueules Trassegum, this wine is a blend of 60% Syrah, 20% Eighty-year-old Carignan and 20% Eighty-year-old Mourvedre.
VINIFICATION: The grapes are harvested by hand for the old Mourvèdre and Carignan. A long traditional extraction occurs for 28 days, and there is a temperature controlled fermentation. Pneumatic pressing is also used.
AGING: 80% aged in French 300L oak barrels for 18 months (ranging from pre-used to 10% new oak), and 20% in tank.
TASTING NOTES: Deep colored, spicy and concentrated mouth with a very good length. The robe is like ink, with a complex nose of dark fruits. The mouth is really ample, concentrated and the finish lingers.
FOOD PAIRING: Beef or lamb.
Reviews for 2011 Château D’Or et De Gueules Trassegum
February 2015 – – Wine Enthusiast
Vintage: 2011 | 90 Points
December 2014 – James Molesworth – Wine Spectator
Vintage: 2011 | 87 Points
Fruitcake and anise notes lead the way, melding quickly into a core of plum sauce and boysenberry preserves. The finish shows a lightly raisiny edge. Drink now.
December 2013 – Jeb Dunnuck – Wine Advocate
Vintage: 2011 | 88 Points
The 2011 Costieres De Nimes Trassegum exhibits loads of spice, pepper, menthol and exotic wood to go with a deep, rich core of dark fruit. A blend of 50% Syrah, 25% Carignan and 25% Mourvedre that’s aged two years in tank, this medium-bodied, rounded and supple 2011 has solid purity of fruit, good acidity and a good finish. Enjoy it over the coming 5-7 years as well.
October 2012 – Robert Parker – Wine Advocate
Vintage: 2011 | 85-88 Points
The more muted 2011 Costieres de Nimes Trassegum reveals more minerality as well as more angular tannins. It is a lighter version of both the 2010 and 2009. Drink this well-made 2011 over the next 4-5 years. (Not yet released) Proprietor Diane de Puymorin fashions these individualistic, seriously endowed, distinctive wines from different blends, and bottles them with Provencal names (which are not that easy for most Americans to pronounce). Except for La Charlotte, all of the wines carry the Costieres de Nimes appellation, and they represent some of the finest wines of that appellation. They are all bursting with the essence of Provence in their spiciness and exuberance.
Reviews for 2010 Château D’Or et De Gueules Trassegum
November 2014 – – Wine Enthusiast
Vintage: 2010 | 90 Points