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Date Printed: 5/22/2015
Guillaume Gros El Nino Loco Vin de Pays 2009
Guillaume Gros El Nino Loco Vin de Pays 2009
(search item no. 119891)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 5/22/2015: $11.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The blend is 70% Syrah, 20% Grenache and 10% Carignan, and in 2009 the grapes were as ripe as they could be. Mocha and chocolate notes pick up a touch of prune. With its superripe fruit, ample weight, lush texture and warm finish, grounded by notes of leather and forest floor.
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About Guillaume Gros:

After 10 years of working as a sommelier, in 2001 Guillaume Gros created his own domain in the charming village of Maubec on the slopes of the Côtes du Luberon. Naturally, the years Gros spent tasting and talking about wine as a sommelier (at such highly esteemed establishments as Caves Taillevent, Jules Verne, Guy Savoy and Arnsbourg) play a large role in what informs his approach to making wine: the wines are approachable and food-friendly. It could be argued though that the inspiration behind his choice of terroir is based more on legacy. Gros’ roots in Maubec run deep; not only was he born in the Luberon, but his great-grandfather was a winegrower in Maubec proper, producing his last vintage in 1959. Today, he continues to enjoy the good counsel of long-time locals thanks to his close relationship with mentors Alain Graillot and the Sabon family from La Janasse.