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2021 Flying Solo 

Grenache Blanc, Viognier 


Domaine Gayda was built in 1749 as a Staging Post for travelers where horses were refreshed and changed. The farm buildings have since been converted into luxury accommodation.

Owners Tim Ford and Anthony Record joined forces with winemaker Vincent Chansault in 2004, creating the modern face of wine from the region. 

The winery has a passion for the traditional grapes grown across the many diverse soils and climates situated throughout the Languedoc region. Chenin Blanc was planted at the home farm where the climatic influences of the Atlantic allows these non-native varieties to flourish. While the vineyards are firmly rooted in tradition and terroirs the winery itself is all about innovation, with investments in all the latest equipment and technology ensuring vinification and maturation is carried out in optimum conditions. 

Beautiful bright, pale yellow color with silver reflections. An explosive nose of ripe apricot and white flowers that immediately suggest the presence of Viognier. The nose also expresses notes of grapefruit and candied lemon, ending with a beautiful freshness. The palate is in perfect harmony with the nose, it alludes to subtle notes of yuzu, vine peach and bergamot. Enjoy with salad, white fish, and soft cheese. Will age for the next 2 years.

Medaglione Privitivo 

100% Primitivo 

It is said Primitivo grapes were brought to Italy from Croatia in the 18th century. The grapes were renamed Primitivo which means “first to ripen” because the grapes ripened early than others in the vineyards. Originally, Primitivo was used to blend with other Italian wines, adding alcohol and body. Primitivo was very popular towards the end of the 1800s.

In the early 1990s, the Italian government tried to increase the output of higher quality wine and limit the production of low-quality wine and incentivized growers to pull Primitivo vines. Then in the mid-90s, a DNA profiling revealed that Primitivo was the same grape as Zinfandel. At the time, Zinfandel was very popular changing the minds of Italian government now encouraging Italians to increase plantings and increase production of single varietal wine. 

Leone de Castris has been working for centuries in Puglia with Primitivo grapes. This could be seen as a restriction for some, but not for the winery. Their mission is to make the most out of the products given by the land in which they were born and grown.

Deep red wine with an intense nose of blackberry and plum. On the palate it is rich, concentrated with medium acidity and tannins, velvety and balanced. Pair with BBQ ribs, grilled chicken, roasted duck, and semi-firm cheese. Will age for the next 3 years.

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