Domaine Gassier Fleur de Syrah 2018

Deep ruby-purple color; blood orange, garigue, plum, blueberry, blackberry, plum, rhubarb, black pepper, minerals on the nose and palate.

Domaine Gassier Fleur de Syrah 2018

Dry; tasty tannins and balancing acidity after decant, which the winery suggests. They advise well. Decant takes this from somewhat disconnected to smooth and amenable and allow the softly edged tannins to support the overall experience. Medium body. If you enjoy syrah, you certainly will enjoy this. Medium body. This is tasty syrah, which some sippers will not celebrate, while others will fondly embrace. Such is wine. There is some oak here, but well behaved in the background. 14.5% ABV

The website notes: “Our leitmotif: to craft wines of balance and minerality. Always in search of vineyards capable of preserving the freshness, growing them in organic farming, and minimizing interventions in the cellar, our wines are a very personal reflection of their appellation or grape variety. Each bottle brings a little piece of our corner of the world, a sensory journey and a unique experience where pleasure and curiosity are aroused.”

Domaine Gassier winemaker Michel Gassier

Domaine Gassier and its winemaker Michel Gassier are strong advocates of what they call “regenerative agriculture.” There strategy is to fight climate change by placing ecosystem resilience at the heart of their viticulture. The website notes: “Transitioning to organic farming in 2007 marked an important milestone, but it didn’t fully address the resilience of our vineyards and ecosystems. With the arrival of Isabel Gassier, fifth generation winemaker, a fresh perspective emerged. Drawing inspiration from the practices of fellow winemakers in France and by regenerative agriculture abroad, we embarked on our regenerative path while maintaining our organic approach.”

Domaine Gassier Fleur de Syrah 2018 silky texture after decanting. Nice aromatics. If you are into syrah, you will enjoy this interesting wine. Made by vintners intensely committed to organic and then beyond to regenerative agriculture to address the challenges of climate change. Pair with beef dishes, roasted, braised, stewed, barbecue; lamb; venison and other wild game; salmon, tuna. Cheese—hard, aged cheeses; aged cheddar, roquefort, parmigiano reggiano, smoked gouda, harvarti, swiss, gorgonzola, stilton, asiago. Charcuterie board with smoked meats, bacon, hard cheeses, black olives. $17

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