Gres Saint Paul Antonin 2009
80% Syrah, 10% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre. The bouquet is flowers and blackberries mixed with roasted and spicy notes. The mouth is distinguished, rich, and full-bodied with lots of balance and finesse. Good intensity and aromatic complexity with notes of liquorice, mint, blackcurrant, and blackberry. The structure is supported by fine and generous tannins. The finish is lingering and smooth.
During the Middle Ages a small church called "Saint-Paul de Cabrieres" stood along the ancient Voie Domitienne ("Dominitian Way"), between Nimes and Montpellier, in the heart of Languedoc-Roussillon. In recognition of this bygone monument, the domain was rebuilt on its ruins and named after it—Gres Saint-Paul. The Serviere family has owned Gres Saint-Paul since 1830 and Jean Philippe Serviere currently heads the estate. His grandfather acquired over 240 acres in 1830 and built the house in the early 20th century, which preserves the memory of an opulence omnipresent in Languedoc wine at that time. Their 59-acre vineyard is situated in the village of Lunel, overlooking the Camargue and Etang de l'Or. It holds pebbly, gravelly, clay, and naturally-drained soils favorable of producing two appellation of controlled origin wines: Coteaux du Languedoc (red wine) and Muscat de Lunel (sweet wine).