One more jewel from Domaine Plageoles.
This time red, made of Duras grape, typical for the French region Gaillac in South West France.
It is one of France’s oldest viticultural areas, established in Roman times or even earlier.
Remarkably, this was one of the Grands Crus of Roman Gaul.
As a quality wine region it was a millennium ahead of Burgundy and Bordeaux.
Duras, given the Beaujolais “medicine” carbonic-maceration, is a real blast of small black and red fruit.
Cherry and pepper with a round finish.
Tame acidity makes it greatly easy drinking but a full of surprises glou-glou wine.