2021 Domaine Gayda En Passant Rouge

$ 18.99

We currently have 12 in stock.

The Wine
The idea behind En Passant came from The Passenger, a classic pop-rock album by Iggy Pop, It's an ephemeral, rolling stone of a wine whose blend changes every year on the whims of the winemaker. The concept is mirrored in the labelling, with constantly changing imagery designed as a storyboard. The 2021 is a blend of Syrah and Carignan, with bright fruit and botanical notes. A mesmerizing red wine!

The Flavors
Raspberry, cherry, lavender, juniper

The Maker
Located in the Languedoc region of France, Domaine Gayda could best be described as ‘quirky.’ Committed to organic and moon phase-based farming from day one, their off-the-wall limited release blends create an impressive amount of eyebrow-raising, even by French standards. As one writer put it, winemaker Vincent Chansault has a “chef’s gift for throwing together bits of this and that and coming out with something so damn delicious it’s impossible to put your metaphorical fork down.”

The Critics
Jancis Robinson 16/20
"As it does every year, this lip-smacking sweet-talker of a wine never fails to charm. Just the right amount of everything: oodles of ripe red fruit, a smacker kiss of spice, a long slow lick of licorice and minty-oil bitters, plumpy plush tannins and a buzz of acidity. The wine that you simply Cannot Go Wrong With. Seriously, if I was holding a very big party, the Gayda En Passant white and red would be the wines on the tables." En Passant Rouge 2021

Decanter, 90 points
“A deep, rich and concentrated nose here full of black cherries and blackcurrants. It is soft and smooth palate with wonderful depth of fresh raspberry and red cherry flavours accented by balancing acidity to keep freshness and liveliness.(...)” (GH), February 2021, En Passant Rouge 2019

France, Languedoc
80% Syrah, 20% Carignan
14% Alcohol

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