Le Mas des Chimères

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Languedoc

Since 1993

Guilhem Dardé

Guilhem Dardé is one of the most extraordinary characters in the southern French wine business. Conservationist, activist, Mayor of the village of Octon and owner of one the most sensational moustaches one may ever encounter, he has made his own wine on his twelve hectares since 1993, when he withdrew from the local co-operative. His lands are to the west of the Lac du Salagu, on ancient volcanic rock made bright red by the high iron content. The landscape of his town Octon is, in fact, other worldly. Poor soil and dry, harsh weather conditions ensure low yields and highly concentrated fruit. Dardé uses traditional vinification methods in the vineyards: plowing, only copper and sulfur treatments, and manual harvesting. The wines, like their maker, are full of character, each with a different style. L’Hérétique, a blend of Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet, is a big, powerful, tannic wine; In his remote corner of the Côteaux-du-Languedoc appellation, vines grow on arid, strikingly red slopes (the soil is decomposed basaltic slate, colored by iron).

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  1. Mas des Chimères, Caminarem, 2009

    Mas des Chimères, Caminarem, 2009

    AOC: Côteaux du Languedoc, Languedoc Roussillon, France
    Varietals: 20% Cinsault, 20% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 20% Carignan

     
    BD 13   RVF 16.5
    CN¥278.00
  2. Mas des Chimères, Côteaux du Salagou, 2010

    Mas des Chimères, Côteaux du Salagou, 2010

    AOC: Côteaux du Salagou, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
    Varietals: 20% Terret, 20% Viognier, 20% Carignan Blanc, 20% Chardonnay,20% Roussane

      
    RVF 16
    CN¥198.00
  3. Mas des Chimères, Nuit Grave, 2009

    Mas des Chimères, Nuit Grave, 2009

    AOC: Coteaux du Languedoc, Languedoc Roussillon, France
    Varietals: 40% Syrah, 33% Grenache, 17% Mourvèdre, 10% Carignan

      
    RVF 16
    CN¥198.00

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