“Chemin de Moscou” is named after the “Nom Cadastral” (land registry name) of the vineyards around our winery in the village of Brugairolles. The road leading to these vineyards is called “Chemin de Moscou”, the “Road to Moscow”.
The local villagers believe the name originated from the place outside the village where meetings were held, under the “L’arbre de Moscou” the “Moscow Tree”. This tree was used as a navigation beacon by pioneers of the Aéropostale service flying out of Toulouse on their way to Perpignan, Spain, North Africa and eventually South America. Stories of these flights have been immortalised by Saint Exupéry in his many books about his exploits. The tree, an enormous pine, was struck by lightning and burned to the ground over 20 years ago. The quality of the grapes guaranteed by our vines gives us a continuity of exceptional product for vinification. Estate bottled at Domaine Gayda.
Tasting Notes: 
Deep purple, almost opaque in colour with an expressive nose of black fruits, pepper, cinnamon, spice and violets. A seductive palate of dark hedgerow fruits, very open and welcoming with an explosion of fruit and spice. Mineral undertones.
Vinification process: 
Low yielding vines
Hand picked
Hand graded selection
De-stemmed
Berry selection
Traditional vinification with 2 weeks post-fermentation maceration
Awards: 
Awarded Winner’s Trophy for the Syrah Blend in the Top 100 IGP France, announced at the 2011 London International Wine Fair
Trophy for Best French IGP and Gold Medal in the International Wine Challenge 2011
‘Mouthfilling. Rich and round. Polished. Very fine. Savoury’ – Jancis Robinson 17/20
‘Packed with dark fruit, spices and some meaty notes, good structure, balanced and rich body, good length’ – Andreas Larsson
Vineyards: 
Syrah : La Livinière, Latour de France, Calce, St Martin de Fenouillèdes & Brugairolles
Grenache : Tautavel & La Livinière
Cinsault : La Livinière
Ageing: 

21 months in French Oak: A third of the Syrah in New Oak for 9 months. Grenache and Cinsault in 2nd and 3rd fill for 9 months then blending of the best barrels of each variety followed by a further 12 months maturation of the final blend in the same barrels.

Additions:
Appelation: 
Indication Géographique Protégée - Pays d'Oc
Variety: 
68% Syrah, 28% Grenache, 4% Cinsault
Year: 
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Total acidty in H2SO4: 
3.52g/L
Residual Sugar: 
1.00g/L

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