Nimes is just to the west of the Rhône Valley and considered by many to be worthy of a Rhône designation than the more humble Languedoc.
Château d’Or et Gueules is in the southern sector of the appellation, between St Gilles and Generac, close to the Camargue. The vineyards are south facing and are filled with the famous galets roulés (large round stones)
“90 Wine Advocate A cuvee of Syrah and old vine Mourvedre, 80 to 90 years old and just as old Carignan, the 2011 Trassegum is an opaque ruby/purple color and displays plenty of blueberry liqueur intermixed with some lavender, porcini mushrooms, forest floor notes and some Provencal herbs. It is dense, rich, concentrated and very Provencal, but also strikingly endearing thanks to its sweet tannins.”
Several important critics have rated this Costieres de Nimes wine highly: Wine Enthusiast gave the 2011 vintage a score of 90.
This is the most expensive wine made from Carignan – Syrah in Costieres de Nimes.
Producer: From the estate’s website:
“Château d’Or et de Gueules was born in 1998. The name comes from the family crest of Diane de Puymorin, with its colours reflecting the personality of the wines she produces – gold (‘Or’ in French) to signify the depth and fullness of the southern sun and warmth, red (‘Gueules’ in old French) for the character, power and round”