Domaine de Galouchey Vin de Jardin
Region: Entre-Deux-Meres, Bordeaux
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Carmenere, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle
Domaine de Galouchey is one of the most idiosyncratic estates in Bordeaux. Nestled in the Entre-deux-Mers appellation, the 0.94 ha vineyard was virgin land until Jean Terrade and Gérard Pantanacce planted it in 2002, so no chemicals have ever been used and viticulture has been organic since the beginning.
All the permitted grape varieties of the region – Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere, Petit Verdot, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris and Muscadelle – are planted in the vineyard and the wine is made as a blend of all of the grapes, white and red. Fruit is hand-destemmed and co-fermented with wild yeasts, before undergoing elevage in old oak barrels with minimal SO2 additions and being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Rich silky tannins and pleasingly fruit-forward, but still deliciously fresh. due to the addition of white grapes. Claret like no other.