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MADIRAN
Chateau de Gayon
dou Hauret


Chateau de Gayon's dou Hauret is a full-bodied complex red wine that pairs perfectly with hearty beef stews, roasted pork, game hens and chicken. Enjoy its fine flavor and rich texture with aged cheese and a fresh baguette for a true taste of the French countryside.

COLOR: Wonderful ruby purple color
BLEND: Primary cepage is tannat, blended with cab. franc, cab. sauvignon, with a bit of fer servadou.
OAK: Tannat aged about a year.
NOSE: Blackberry bramble, core of raspberry and red currents followed by hint of spice.
PALATE: Big and full bodied with blackberry, black cherry and red currants with a nice round mouth feel. Softer than expected but has plenty of acidity and tannin to balance out the fruit. Good lingering finish.

2009 dou Hauret
"In this ripe smooth wine, fruit dominates the tannic structure. Black fruits, dense plums and blackberry flavors are rich and concentrated. The firmer underlay is dark, brooding and promises good aging. This is not a shy wine and it will also need aging, so drink from 2018. 91/100" - writes Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast.

2010 dou Hauret
"Produced in the foot hills of the Pyrenees mountains, this structured Tannat-based wine is dense and firm. Its tannins though are just the beginning, the entry point the rich black fruits and concentrated texture. The wine, from a good vintage, is powerful, dense and needs to age. Drink in 2018. 91/100"" - writes Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast.

2011 dou Hauret
"Exotic spices allied with fresh, dark black fruit on the palate. Sumptous texture-like a velvety cushion-with lovely tannin ripness and crunchy acidity. Great balance and purity. 93/100" writes Decanter's Andy Howard, December 2015





MADIRAN
Chateau de Gayon
dou Barrinquet

Chateau de Gayon's dou Barrinquet is a full-bodied complex red wine that pairs perfectly with grilled steaks, BBQ ribs, duck, wild fowl and other hearty dishes. A serious wine offering.

COLOR: Intense purple colors, brilliant and opaque
BLEND: Mostly tannat, blended with cab. fanc, cab. sauvigon, and fer servadou.
OAK: Tannat aged about a year in a combination of new and previously utilized barrels.
NOSE: Traditional and French. Blackberry, red currents and figs with a hint of the terroir.
PALATE: Big sweet fruit upfront with deep tannins. Black rasberry, cassis and currants fill the mouth with structure. A serious offering from the Madiran.

2009 dou Barrinquet
"Spicy rich but fresh fruit and mineral intense black fruits, smooth, mid palate, dark brumby concentration and length" Gold/Madiran Trophy, London's International Wine Challenge 2012

2011 dou Barrinquet
"Beguiling nose of incense, wood spice and bright, fresh fruits. There's a smooth texture of black cherry flavours and ripe tannins — it is concentrated and structured but delicious already 90/100" writes Decanter's Andy Howard, December 2015



Pacherenc de Vic Bilh
Chateau de Gayon
Goutte d'Soleil

Chateau de Gayon's Goutte d'Soleil is a white demi-sec wine and best served chilled as an aperitif. An excitement for the senses when enjoyed with hors d'oeuvres or roasted nuts.

COLOR: Gold, clear
GRAPE VARIETY: Gros Manseng
OAK: Aged in French white oak
NOSE: Round and influenced by wood, complete with notes of comb honey and exotic spices, lively and elegant.
PALATE: Pear, Asian Pear, Yuzu. Persistent
ADDITIONAL: RS seems lower than Goutte d'Or

2009 Gouttes de Soleil
"As it ages, this wine's color becomes deeper and more golden. The palate has lost its early acidity and gained richer tropical fruit, honey and layers of botrytis. It will always have a light touch with a crisp texture that underlies the deeper fruits and sweetness. Drink form 2017. 91/100" writes Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast.

2010 Gouttes de Soleil
"In keeping with the style of dessert wine in this region, this wine is beautifully balanced between acidity and intense sweetness. Together they give a wine that os so fresh, packed with a crisp texture as well as ripe apricot and white peach flavors that are just touched by honey. Drink now for its freshness, although it will be even better if aged until 2018. 90/100" writes Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast.



Pacherenc de Vic Bilh
Chateau de Gayon
Goutte d'Or

Chateau de Gayon's Goutte d'Or is a white demi-sec wine with concentrated flavors and best served chilled as an aperitif or dessert wine. A taste from heaven when enjoyed with fois gras, aged cheeses or selected pastries.

COLOR: Gold
GRAPE VARIETY: Petit Manseng
OAK: Aged in French white oak
NOSE: Smells of rich mead with hints of comb honey and evocative spices, lively and elegant.
PALATE: Pure citrus, lemon or citroen, evolving into baked lemon or candied lemon peel
ADDITIONAL: Less stone fruit than Goutte d'Soleil

2009 Gouttes d'Or
"Medium bright golden yellow color. Bold, fruity, complex aromas of blood orange zest, almond nut skins, yellow current, and ripe gooseberry with a satiny, lively, dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, long finish with soft tannins and light oak. Wonderful complex wine balancing out older flavors with fresh fruit notes. Gold medal 93/100" Chicago's Tastings 2015 World Wine Championships.



Madiran
Chateau de Gayon
2008

Chateau de Gayon's Madiran is a full-bodied complex red wine. It pairs perfectly with grilled meats, pasta dishes, and roasted vegetables. And enjoy its fine flavor and rich texture with aged cheese and a fresh baguette for a true taste of the French countryside.

COLOR: Medium deep ruby color
GRAPE VARIETY: Tannat, blended with cab. franc, cab. Sauvignon and fer servadou.
OAK: Tannat aged about a year in French white oak
NOSE: Alluring aromas as deep and vibrant as the color, well balanced light wood and floral scents. Undertones of summer berries balance the depth of this wine.
PALATE: Powerful with a very pleasant mouth, good red fruit on the finish. Enjoyable and on the lighter side of the Madirans.



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