Chemin de Moscou

“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
Berry selection
Traditional vinification with 2 weeks post-fermentation maceration


Millésime 2017, 93/100 Decanter
Millésime 2017, 17/20 Jancis Robinson
Millésime 2017, Gold Medal + Best French Organic Red Wine 2020 - MUNDUS VINI BIOFACH The Grand International Organic Wine Award 2020
Millésime 2016, Concentrated but focused, with blackberry and currant fruit flavors flanked by tea, licorice and savory spice details. Syrah blend. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
Millésime 2016, Gold Medal - Summer Tasting 2019 MUNDUS VINI The Grand International Wine Award
Millésime 2015, Embodies both power and elegance, with a minerally spine cutting into the steeped cherry, fresh red plum and blackberry fruit flavors heightened with tea, licorice and violet details. Offers a long, plush finish. 91 Pts Wine Spectator
Millésime 2015, Élu Cuvée Ambassadrice Pays d'Oc Collection 2018
Millésime 2015, Médaille d’or / Gold Medal 2018, Challenge Millésime Bio 2018
Millésime 2014, Deep crimson. Rich and refined. Not overdone and very appetising. A hint of salt and treacle. Very suave and polished. Quite rich but very appetising too. Good to see this important wine evolving with the times. 17/20 Jancis Robinson
Millésime 2014, Gold Medal and ‘Best of Show Pays d’Oc’ Summer Tasting 2017 MUNDUS VINI The Grand International Wine Award 
Millésime 2013, Élu Cuvée Ambassadrice, Pays d'Oc Collection 2016
Millésime 2013,“Neat, complex nose - serious ! Concentration of fruit too.” 16.5/20 Jancis Robinson
Millésime 2013, 17/20 par le critique Belge Frank Der Auwera, KLARE WIJN - 10.07.2015
Millésime 2013,“ (....) lots of minerality (...) Forward, sexy (...) borderline fruit bomb (...).” Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) #224 89 pts
Millésime 2012, “ (....) pure, elegant effort (…) terrific purity of fruit,(…) Count me as a fan, (…) rock solid bottle of wine (...).” Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate # 218 91 pts
Millésime 2012, “ (....) Gros potentiel. Plein de charme, très racé.” 17/20 Guide des Vins 2016 Bettane & Desseauve



Syrah : La Livinière, Latour de France, Calce, St Martin de Fenouillet & Brugairolles
Grenache : Tautavel & La Livinière
Cinsault : La Livinière


21 months in French oak : A third of the Syrah in ‘Burgundy’ new oak for 9 months. Grenache and Cinsault in 500 litre ‘demi-muids’ and 2000 litre ‘foudres’ for 9 months. Blending of the best barrels of each variety followed by a further 12 months maturation of the final blend in the same barrels.



  • Indication Géographique Protégée - Pays d'Oc


70% Syrah, 26% Grenache, 4% Cinsault




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