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Gaillard Syrah Terres de Mandrin 2017

Jeanne Gaillard 2013 Terres de Mandrin Syrah, Vin de France | 12% | Peppery scrubland herbs, roses and raspberries are fragrant and nimble and so appetizing this must be Jeanne’s best vintage yet –and that is on the heels of yearly improvements. Unlike the Shiraz of the new world order this brings no residual sugar hiding behind brawny tannins. Instead this is polished and invigorating with juicy acidity and brightly expressive fruit. It is lifted and refreshing in a way that will not pile drive your meal and it also beckons a second glass and a third or more. Cracking good stuff!
Wine review by Nicholas Livingston, February 19, 2015 (Flower)

Expert Review

“Tasty, fresh and supple. Grown nearby the northern Rhone Valley appellations, this Syrah expresses the fruitiness of young wines, all the while preserving the typical character of wines from this region. This vineyard is planted in the plain of the Drôme around the Crozes-Hermitage appellation and on the granite plateaus overlooking the Saint-Joseph appellation.

The soils are especially adapted to vine-growing. They produce fresh and supple wines that are typical of the northern part of the Rhone Valley. This wine benefits from a bit less extraction than the appellation wines nearby, but it still expresses the fresh qualities and fleshy fruitiness associated with the Syrah grape variety.

The wine is matured on lees in vats in order for the tannins to become more supple, thereby combining well with the fruitiness offered by the Syrah grape variety. Strawberry, raspberry, black currant and red currant aromas come to the fore. In its youth this wine exhales very fresh and very pleasant notes.”
Tasting notes by winemaker Jeanne Gaillard

Food Pairings

Winged beasties with dark meat like duck, goose, squab, and griffins. Hooved game. Roasted meats.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Noel's Bottle Shop
Bemidji
218-444-9864

On The Rocks Wine & Spirits
Hugo
651-787-9480

Lake Wine & Cheese
Minneapolis
612-242-0073

Kowalski's Uptown Market
Minneapolis
612-377-3448

1010 Washington Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-339-4040

France 44
Minneapolis
612-925-3252

Cork Dork Wine Co
Minneapolis
612-867-5960

South Lyndale Liquor
Minneapolis
612-827-5811

Solo Vino
Saint Paul
651-602-9515

Scott's Liquor
Saint Paul
651-690-4434

Kowalski's Grand Market
Saint Paul
651-698-3366

Wayzata Wines & Spirits
Wayzata
952-473-7191

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