Michel Gassier – Grenache de Bek 2016

£44.95

At Bek, facing the marshes of the Camargue, the terroir of sand and chalk offers Grenache an expression of infinite delicacy. This wine is produced in very limited quantities and only in exceptional vintages, including this vintage that  is the greatest vintage Michel Gassier has ever seen in 23 years of making wine.

Country of Origin: France
Growing Region: Costieres de Nimes
Producer: Michel Gassier
Grape Varietal: Grenache, Mourvedre
Vintage: 2016

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Located in Costières de Nîmes, south of the Rhone Valley, Michel Gassier strives to produce handcrafted wines that express “the nuances of their soils and the sincerity of their winemaker”. As a winemaker, he believes that the less intervention, the more the terroir can express itself. Working with instinct and intellectual rigor, the goal of Domaine Gassier is to further the understanding of the terroirs, only doing what is essential at precisely the right moment, thinking outside the box and avoiding simplistic recipes. That, for Michel Gassier, is how you can produce great wines. He says it is also a matter of teamwork, a duo that he forms with his wife Tina; together they’ve chosen the exceptional terroirs to have given birth to the wines of Michel Gassier.

Bek is truly a unique terroir, where the classic Rhône soil structure doesn’t exist. Due to a geological buckle, ancient seabeds are close to the surface, alternating sand and chalk outcroppings under a thin layer of pebbles. Here, Grenache takes on a singular, floral, ethereal and mineral expression. Harvested from old bush-vine Grenache that overlooks the Camargue, produced only in exceptional vintages, and released only after 36 months of aging, its aromatic complexity and balanced concentration are genuinely remarkable.

A deep ruby with violet highlights. Complex bouquet of raspberries, rose petals, Garrigue and minerals. Dynamic with a dense velvety mid palate, and very fine tannins. The long and fresh finish lingers with accents of liquorice, soft spices and mineral notes. Enjoy now or cellar for 15 to 20 years.

Serves at: 16-18°C

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ABV

15.00%

Bottle Size

750

Vintage

2016

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