vineyards of the Dordogne can produce some of the most attractive wines in
France. Serge Dubard’s Domaine du Gouyat
needs little introduction to those of you who are existing customers: the crisp
gooseberry flavours of his white puts many a more
expensive wine to shame A
blend of 50% Sauvignon and 50% Sémillon.
Domaine du Gouyat *
Bergerac sec (SC)
Bin No. FB64
Domaine du Gouyat
Côtes de Montravel (sweet)
Bin No. DW09
Comtesse de Segur
Montrabel Blant Sec
Bin No. FB62
Dubard’s Domaine du Gouyat rouge has wonderful fruit and is as good value
wine as any on the entire list.
His benchmark barrique-aged Gouyat has in recent years won a coup de
coeur in the Guide Hachette - France’s
highest wine accolade. The Pécharment is a brooding monster for laying
down: a complex and beguiling red.
Domaine du Gouyat ,*
Frère et Soeur
Domaine du Gouyat, oak
barrique-aged - Dubard Frère
Bin No. FB22
Château les Farcies du Pech'
Pécharment - Dubard -Peytureau
Bin No. FB13
Comtesse de Segur Montravel
Bin No. FB58
delicious and dangerously addictive, this wine - the
rosy-fingered dawn - is bone-dry and the antithesis of bland
commercial rosés. Possibly
the finest all round rosé in the world.
Domaine du Gouyat, *
Dubard Frère et Soeur (SC)
Bin No. FB66
Monbazillac has long been
famous for its wonderful pudding wines that are made in exactly the same way
as Sauternes but at a far more affordable price. New to our list last Christmas,
Domaine Pécoula has
delicious apricot fruit and good levels of botrytis.