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JUNE 2018 WINES OF THE MONTH

In 1970, while searching for a family home in the Hérault hinterland, Véronique and Aimé Guibert fell under the spell of an abandoned farmhouse nestled into the bend of a pine bordered lane. Owned by the Daumas family, it was in the heart of a splendid, unspoiled valley through which runs the Gassac River. Strangers to the world of the vine, but entranced with the beauty and splendor of their new corner of the world, Aimé and Véronique debated what to grow: maize, olives, vine…? Fortunately, their friend Henri Enjalbert was a geology professor specializing in the relationship between terroir and its effect on grapes. A truly family owned and operated enterprise was undertaken almost immediately. Of their five children, four of them, Samuel, Gaël, Roman and Basile have been working in the Domaine and managing it since 2000.

laMoulin de Gassac, Guilhem Rouge 2016
40% Syrah, 30% Grenache Noir, & 30% Carignan
Classic Languedoc – or more specifically Hérault – aromas of stone and bramble fruit, cherries, blackberries, and strawberries with hints of spice and garrigue. On the palate, it opens soft and lightly fruity. It is delicate, but with enough nuance to be sophisticated. The finish is long and smooth, with just the right amount of "rustic," appropriately reflecting its terroir. Enjoy with melon wrapped in Parma ham, grilled skewers, or with spiced rack of lamb. — $7.99

Moulin de Gassac, Guilhem Blanc 2015
40% Grenache Blanc, 30% Sauvignon Blanc, & 30% Terret Blanc
This lovely white blend is bright, pale gold in color. The nose is clean and fresh with hints of yellow flowers and yellow fruit. The body is rounded and full. A decidedly complex offering, this wine blends in the relatively unknown (to Americans) Terret Blanc grape, which is native to the Languedoc, and historically was used in making brandies and vermouths. It adds dryness and light floral aromas. Try pairing with a crab quiche, soft goat cheese, or fresh trout. — $7.99

Moulin de Gassac, Guilhem Rosé 2017
50% Syrah & 50% Carignan
Lively, vivid pink hues with hints of salmon coloring, this rosé displays intense but pleasant floral and mineral aromas. The body is balanced, showing bright berry fruit up front with tight, almost tart, red currant on the back end. Finishes long and lush. Pair with tabbouleh, summer salads, or grilled chicken with lemon and butter. Yum. — $7.99