Legend has it that in 1224 a Knight named Gaspard, wounded and weary from the battles of the Albigensian Crusade, was given permission by the Queen of France to recover atop a granite peak in the storied Hermitage. Through with bloodshed, Gaspard became a hermit but was soon joined by others seeking similar refuge. Together, they began to tend the area’s mythical vines.
Our 2016 Gaspard is a blend of Red Mountain vineyards, Red Heaven and Cheys, utilizing both the Joseph Phelps and Tablas Creek clones of syrah. The wine is vinified in concrete and aged in partially new French oak 600L barrels.
Try with fattened meats such as duck, steak and lamb or a big, juicy heirloom tomato, sliced up and sprinkled liberally with salt and pepper.
Red Mountain AVA
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