About the Wine
Duras wines are typically known to be robust and rustic, with a lot of body and heaviness about them. Not here, though - this offering is one full of plump fruits and crunchy acidity.
The Duras grapes go through carbonic maceration, which offers a lovely bit of bouncey brightness and delicious red fruits. It still has structure in tow, though, finishing off with a nice hint of spice.
It's unique and delicious, offering super satisfying drinking.
About Domaine Plageoles
A lot has been said about the brothers Plageoles. Robert and Bernard have been responsible for "putting Gaillac on the map" and are widely respected for their wines, which are uncompromising reflections of their own passion. Not bad for a couple of renegades.
Working together with Bernard's children, Romain and Florent, the family are dedicated to maintaining Gaillac's traditions but aim to make them accessible and relevant to a new generation of wine drinkers - light, fresh and food friendly "bistro" styles rather than big and demanding wines. They also choose to bottle the wines unblended, which is at odds with AOC regulations, but allows them to showcase the unique nature of Gaillac's indigenous varieties. They have already brought several grapes back from the verge of extinction, and are continuously planting more.