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Le Pas del Gazeil

Gilles Troullier

Le Pas del Gazeil Bottle
Appellation
Côtes Catalanes
Variety
Lledoner Pelut
Age of Vines
100+
Farming
Biodynamic
Soil
Granite, sand
Altitude
500 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, natural yeast fermentation in concrete tank
Aging
12 months in 600L French oak demi-muids

Overview

Fitting it’s evocative and graceful name, Le Pas del Gazeil, is another example of Gilles Troullier’s nuanced winemaking. The name comes from a 0.5 ha, south-facing plot of 100 year old Lledoner Pelut grown on white, granitic sand at an elevation of 500m near the village of Trevillach. Gilles considers this site to be one of his “Grand Crus” the other being Le Sarrat d’Axinels which is the source for Boreal. A natural mutation of Grenache Noir which results in a downy appearance to its leaves, Lledoner Pelut has earned the nickname, “hairy Grenache.” It’s scarcely bottled on its own which makes it a unique example of this rather obscure variety.

Ratings & Reviews

92-94

2015 Le Pas del Gazeil

Source: WA

92

2014 Le Pas del Gazeil

Source: WA

93

2013 Le Pas del Gazeil

Source: WA

Roussillon, France
  • Location
    Roussillon, France
  • Appellation
    Côtes Catalanes
  • Proprietor
    Gilles Troullier
  • Winemaker
    Gilles Troullier
  • Size / Elevation
    hectares / 300–640 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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