Domaine de Galouchey Vin De Jardin 2016
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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 this 0.94 ha vineyard in Entre-deux-Mers and the wine is made as a blend of all of the grapes, white and red. After being hand-harvested at low yields, the 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. The ‘Vin de Jardin’ name (a riposte to the ‘Vins de Garage’ moniker given to so many small St Emilion estates in 1990s) has since developed a cult following among drinkers who are tired of Bordeaux’s corporate affectations. It’s labelled as a Vin de France.