35% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 30% Cinsault. Fruit driven but crisp and crunchy, classically Provence in style. It shows guava skin, red currants and mandarin juice with a herbal undertow.
Light foods like cured hams, chicken terrines and grilled fish.
Varietal / Blend: 35% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 30% Cinsault
Decant: Not necessary
Closure: Screw cap
Farming Practices: Conventional
6 hectares are owned and 12 hectares of vines leased and fully managed by the duo, with negociant parcels supplementing production of entry wines.
The buzz at Gueissard is familiar as with any ‘young gun’ operation – a streak of mischief and humour underpins serious talent and skill. Clément worked at Domaine Tempier before the duo gained overseas winemaking experience, prior to setting up their own estate. An interesting counterpoint to the Old Guard producers of Bandol, pricing for provenance here is highly attractive, and this remains a producer to watch.