2019 Domaine Plageoles Gaillac Contre Pied

Gaillac, France

A unique Duras from Domaine Plageoles - a crunchy French red of real interest.


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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.

Romain and Florent
Romain and Florent
Gaillac, France
Additional Info

From the Producer

To be contre-pied is to be diametrically opposed to something. In this case, this organic, carbonic Duras is the opposite of the rustic, sleepy wines associated with this variety (and plenty of Gaillac rouge in general). This wine originates from a block of clay/limestone soil in Cahuzac-sur-Vère. The winemaking takes in a short carbonic maceration followed by six months aging in concrete tank.

Blend : Duras (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Old vines at the Domaine
Old vines at the Domaine
Gaillac, France

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