Domaine D’Haut Gléon rose 2021
Grape Varieties: S : 30% Grenache noir, 25% Pinot, 25% Merlot, 20% Cabernet-Sauvignon
Soil / Terroir: grenache planted on trias colluvial deposits. The Cabernets and Merlot are on terraces of Quaternary pebbles.
For the rosé wines, preference is given to plots with good water reserves.
Tasting Notes: At first, a pale pink appearance with peach skin reflection. Then an intensely fruity bouquet dominated by small red berry aromas (currant, raspberry).
Last but not least, flavourful on the palate with floral notes, offering wonderful roundness in the attack and remarkable freshness in the finish.
THE CHÂTEAU AND ITS VINES, A FAMILY AFFAIR
First, Les Amours D’Haut Gléon white 2020 belongs to Château Haut Gléon. It is an estate with a long and storied history, as demonstrated by the remains of a sixth-century chapel on the site dedicated to ‘Our Lady of Gléon’.
Portrayed as the ‘angels of love’, the chubby, mocking cherubs dear to Italian ornamental architecture, comprising a red, rosé and white, all of which share the common thread of freshness, have a gourmet wine appeal.
Indeed, the current manor house is built on the ruins of the medieval castle built here in 1223. This happends shortly after the Vicomte de Narbonne gave this land as a gift to the de Treilles family. They promptly took the name ‘de Gléon’.
The Lords of Gléon were elevated to the rank of Marquis in April 1750. Jean-Baptiste de Treilles became the first Marquis de Gléon. His descendants were to meet a less noble fate: the last Marquis de Gléon and his son were murdered in their ancestral home on 12 November 1830.
Madame la Marquise de Gléon sold the estate in 1861 to Hyppolyte Bonnes, who divided it equally between his two sons in 1874.
In 1991 the Duhamel family acquired the Domaine Gléon and renamed it ‘Château Haut Gléon’. One of the jewels in the Languedoc’s winemaking crown, the estate has been part of the Foncalieu family since 2012.