Domaine des Terrisses Terres Originelles Gaillac Rouge 2014
Spread out around the town of Albi, the Gaillac vineyards extend over 73 communes along the Tarn river. The appellation includes significantly different terroirs , the results of different geological strata, which include limestone plateaus, hillside vineyards with limestone and clay soils and alluvial plains with soils of gravel and sand. The climate is more Mediterranean than Atlantic and the vineyards benefit from a warm and dry autumn. The wines can have a balance of concentration and restraint that is rare and the appellation’s local grape varieties enhance the originality of Gaillac’s wines.
This cuvée is a blend of Braucol, Prunelart, and Syrah from very old vines planted mid and top slope on clay rich soils. With a long maceration of 25-30 days, "délestage" and gentle pumping over of the juice. The wine is aged 8 to 12 months in barrel of which 20% are new.