Vignobles Gabriel & Co: A Bold Collective of Quality Wines

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Vignobles Gabriel & Co at Organic Newspaper

Vignobles Gabriel & Co a winery in Saint-Aubin-de-Blaye, France that gives priority to commitment and loyalty. The collective gathers over 30 partner winemakers. In a context of cooperative work, the partner vineyards commit to respect a quality charter, the result of a joint reflection. It offers an extensive range of quality wines from the Right Bank of Bordeaux that reveal with precision and authenticity, the character of each winemaker and the diversity of their appellations.

The winegrowers that partners with them committed to meeting quality standards on a daily basis, this is inevitably reflected in a particular focus on their environmental footprint and the practical measures implemented accordingly.

Here are the wines from their partners that have received awards in International Organic Awards 2020, awarded by Organic-Newspaper.Com.

CHATEAU MOULIN DE VIGNOLLE - BORDEAUX - 2019 - ROUGE has received a Gold Award in International Organic Awards 2020.

CHATEAU MOULIN DE VIGNOLLE – BORDEAUX – 2019 – ROUGE
Location: Pleine Selve
Vineyard surface: 28 hectares
Soils: Sandy gravel and clay-silt
Blend of grape variety: 80 % Merlot, 20 % Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine-making process: Fermentation for 10 days then maceration for 3 weeks. Aged in vats for 6 to 12 months.
Tasting comments :
Deep garnet colour with purple glints. The promising nose, combining dark fruit and spicy notes, is frank and delicate. The clean palate with a silky tannic structure offers the same aromatic notes with a subtle, well-integrated woodiness.
Wine pairings: Roast white meats.

CHATEAU HAUT VIEUX CHENE - BORDEAUX - 2019 - ROUGE has received a Gold Award in International Organic Awards 2020.

CHATEAU HAUT VIEUX CHENE – BORDEAUX – 2019 – ROUGE
Location: Saint Aubin de Blaye
Vineyard surface: 10 hectares
Soils: Sandy
Blend of grape variety: 80 % Merlot, 10 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 10 % Cabernet Franc
Wine-making process: Yeasting, pumping over and stage adapted to suit the structure of the wine. Perfect control of temperatures. Three weeks’ fermentation. Aged in cement and stainless steel vats.
Tasting comments: Clear and bright in colour. The nose is ripe, combining floral notes with fruit and fine minerality. In the mouth, the attack is firm and fresh. The structure is pleasant and harmonious both as it develops and in the finish. A delightful wine.
Wine pairings: Red meat with sauce.

LES GARELLES - BORDEAUX - 2019 - ROUGE has received a Silver Award in International Organic Awards 2020.

LES GARELLES – BORDEAUX – 2019 – ROUGE
Town: Saint Christoly, Saint Paul and Berson
Total area of ​​the vineyard: 44 hectares
Type of floors: Sandy clay and limestone clay
Blending of grape varieties: 70% Merlot, 15% Malbec, 10% Carménère, 5% Cabernet Franc
Vinification and aging: Traditional vinification, with sorting and vatting from below. Fermentation for around 25 days, all in spontaneous yeasts and without any input or sulfite.
Tasting notes: Through a garnet red color, notes of ripe red fruit and spices dominate. The whole displays a real aromatic freshness. Through a fragrant length and silky tannins, this balanced wine unfolds with finesse and will seduce.
Food & wine pairings: Red meats

LES GARELLES - BORDEAUX - 2019 - BLANC has received a Gold award in International Organic Awards 2020.

LES GARELLES – BORDEAUX – 2019 – BLANC
Location: Saint Christoly, Saint Paul et Berson
Vineyard surface: 44 hectares
Soils: Sandy clay and limestone clay
Blend of grape variety: 70 % Merlot, 15% Malbec, 10% Carménère, 5% Cabernet Franc
Wine-making process: Traditional vinification, with sorting and gravity-flow vatting. Fermentation on skins lasting around 25 days, entirely spontaneous yeasts without the addition of any inputs or sulphites.
Tasting comments: Garnet red in colour, with dominant notes of ripe red fruit and spices. The wine presents true aromatic freshness. With a long, fragrant finish and silky tannins, this well-balanced wine unfolds with great subtlety and will be sure to please.
Wine pairings: Red meats

CHATEAU MOULIN DE VIGNOLLE - BORDEAUX - 2019 - BLANC has received a Silver Award in International Organic Awards 2020.

CHATEAU MOULIN DE VIGNOLLE – BORDEAUX – 2019 – BLANC
Location: Pleine Selve
Vineyard surface: 28 hectares
Soils: Sandy gravel and clay-silt
Blend of grape variety: 60 % Sauvignon blanc, 20 % Colombard, 20 % Sémillon
Wine-making process: Cold-racked between 12 and 48 hours, fermentation at 16°C. Aged on lees to give unctuosity and roundness.
Tasting comments: Bright and a subtle pale yellow in colour. The characteristic nose with accents of ripe citrus against notes of the box is typical of ripe Sauvignon. The palate is supple, beautifully fresh, and tempered by magnificent aromatic maturity in the finish.
Wine pairings: Baked white fish.

CHATEAU LES GARELLES - BORDEAUX - 2019 - ROSE has received a Silver Award in International Organic Awards 2020.

CHATEAU LES GARELLES – BORDEAUX – 2019 – ROSE
Location: Saint Christoly, Saint Paul et Berson
Vineyard surface: 44 hectares
Soils: Sandy clay and limestone clay

CHATEAU LES AUBIERS - BORDEAUX - 2019 - ROSE has received a Silver Award in International Organic Awards 2020.

CHATEAU LES AUBIERS – BORDEAUX – 2019 – ROSE
Location: Saint Aubin de Blaye
Vineyard surface: 25 hectares
Soils: Sandy Gravel
Blend of grape variety: 60 % Merlot, 20 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 % Cabernet Franc
Wine-making process: Vinified by pressing directly with a pneumatic press, perfect control of temperatures between 16 and 18° during fermentation, which lasts from 2 to 3 weeks. Fining followed by filtration.
Tasting comments: Pale in colour, the wine is bright light pink.
The impressive nose is marked by acid drop aromas; the palate is supple with a frank very fresh attack with distinctive amylic aromas. As a whole, it is generous, extremely thirst-quenching and highly drinkable. This is a true and technically very accomplished rosé made by direct pressing.
Wine pairings: Marinated chicken skewers.

CHATEAU CATEAU LAGRANGE - BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR - 2019 - ROUGE has received a Gold Award in International Organic Awards 2020.

CHATEAU CATEAU LAGRANGE – BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR – 2019 – ROUGE
Town: Les Lèves-et-Thoumeyragues
Total area of ​​the vineyard: 10.5 hectares
Type of floors: Loamy, clay, sandy with a large part of the clay-limestone vineyard
Blending of grape varieties: 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc
Vinification and aging: Vinification without sulfite. Work with minimal oxygen. In the fermentation phase addition of oxygen in the homoeopathic form if necessary. Fermentation for 3 weeks. Malolactic fermentation.
Tasting notes: The color is vibrant, deep carmine red. The nose is very open on a ripe grape, the mouth is delicious, on still firm tannins. This wine is the fruit of the expertise of a winemaker who vinifies without any addition of sulfite, resulting in a juicy, powerful blend, expressing all the terroir from which it comes. A wine without artifice.
Food & wine pairings: Roast beef.

CHATEAU LA GRANGE DES MAUBERTS - SAINTE FOY BORDEAUX - 2019 - ROUGE has received a Gold Award in International Organic Awards 2020.

CHATEAU LA GRANGE DES MAUBERTS – SAINTE FOY BORDEAUX – 2019 – ROUGE

CHATEAU CATEAU LAGRANGE - SAINTE FOY BORDEAUX - 2019 - ROUGE has received a Silver Award in International Organic Awards 2020.

CHATEAU CATEAU LAGRANGE – SAINTE FOY BORDEAUX – 2019 – ROUGE

CHATEAU POUYAU DE BOISSET CUVEE RESERVE – BLAYE COTES DE BORDEAUX – 2019 – ROUGE
Location: Berson
Vineyard surface: 9 hectares
Soils: Clay-limestone
Blend of grape variety: 70 % Merlot, 30 % Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine-making process: Fermentation for 10 days then gentle maceration for up to 3 weeks. Running off and pressing of pomace before blending. Malolactic fermentation and aging in concrete vats.
Tasting comments: Strong, deep garnet colour. The subtle nose opens with notes of fresh fruit and red berries. The attack is frank, supple and full-bodied. Tangy aromas mingle with notes of liquorice. A harmonious, generous wine.
Wine pairings: Shoulder of lamb.

CHATEAU MOULIN DES BLAIS - BLAYE COTES DE BORDEAUX - 2019 - ROUGE has received a Gold Award in International Organic Awards 2020

CHATEAU MOULIN DES BLAIS – BLAYE COTES DE BORDEAUX – 2019 – ROUGE
Town: Saint Christoly de Blaye, Teuillac
Total area of ​​the vineyard: 26 hectares
Type of floors: Clay-loam, sandy and clay-limestone
Blending of grape varieties: 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec
Vinification and aging: Vinification and traditional aging in stainless steel, concrete and fiber tanks.

CHATEAU LES AUBIERS - BLAYE COTES DE BORDEAUX - 2018 - ROUGE has received a Gold Award in International Organic Awards 2020

CHATEAU LES AUBIERS – BLAYE COTES DE BORDEAUX – 2018 – ROUGE
Location: Saint Aubin de Blaye
Vineyard surface: 25 hectares
Soils: Sandy gravel
Blend of grape variety: 80 % Merlot, 15 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 5 % Malbec
Wine-making process: Cold maceration according to grape quality. A slow start to alcoholic fermentation with pumping over 2 or 3 times a day followed by delestage. Three weeks’ gentle maceration at a temperature of 22°C. Aged in cement vats.
Tasting comments: A beautiful deep colour with purple glints. The ripe, intensely fruit-driven nose is emphasised by spicy, woody notes. On the palate, the frank attack softens with well-integrated tannins. An expression of ripe fruit is underpinned with freshness. Velvety and pleasant in style, with great generosity.
Wine pairings: Chicken with spices

CHATEAU HAUT BIGORD - BLAYE COTES DE BORDEAUX - 2019 - ROUGE has received a Gold Award in International Organic Awards 2020

CHATEAU HAUT BIGORD – BLAYE COTES DE BORDEAUX – 2019 – ROUGE
Town: St Androny, Reignac
Total area of ​​the vineyard: 12 hectares
Type of floors: Clay-limestone and clay silica
Blending of grape varieties: 80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vinification and aging: Sorting of the harvest, fermentation at low temperature without adding sulfur. Aging in cement vats for 6-8 months and bottling 10 months after harvest without adding SO2.
Tasting notes: The color is intense with garnet hues, the very open nose evokes the very ripe red berry, the mouth is fleshy with a high-quality tannic structure. A nice juicy red fruit is expressed combined with subtle notes of cedar. The finish is long with toasted notes.
Food & wine pairings: Stuffed Veal

LES VIEUX MOULINS - BLAYE COTES DE BORDEAUX - 2019 - ROUGE has received a Gold Award in International Organic Awards 2020.

LES VIEUX MOULINS – BLAYE COTES DE BORDEAUX – 2019 – ROUGE
Town: St Androny, Reignac
Total area of ​​the vineyard: 12 hectares
Type of floors: Clay-limestone and clay silica
Blending of grape varieties: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vinification and aging: Sorting of the harvest, fermentation at low temperature without adding sulfur. Aging in cement vats for 6-8 months and bottling 10 months after harvest without adding SO2.
Tasting notes: The color is intense with garnet hues, the very open nose evokes the very ripe red berry, the mouth is fleshy with a high quality tannic structure. A nice juicy red fruit is expressed combined with subtle notes of cedar. The finish is long with toasted notes.
Food & wine pairings: Stuffed Veal

CHATEAU LES GARELLES - BLAYE COTES DE BORDEAUX - 2019 - ROUGE has received a Gold Award in International Organic Awards 2020.

CHATEAU LES GARELLES – BLAYE COTES DE BORDEAUX – 2019 – ROUGE
Town: Saint Christoly, Saint Paul and Berson
Total area of ​​the vineyard: 44 hectares
Type of floors: Sandy clay and limestone clay
Blending of grape varieties: 70% Merlot, 15% Malbec, 10% Carménère, 5% Cabernet Franc
Vinification and aging: Traditional vinification, with sorting and vatting from below. Fermentation for around 25 days, all in spontaneous yeasts and without any input or sulfite.
Tasting notes: Through a garnet red color, notes of ripe red fruit and spices dominate. The whole displays a real aromatic freshness. Through a fragrant length and silky tannins, this balanced wine unfolds with finesse and will seduce.
Food & wine pairings: Red meats

PRELUDE DU GRAND MOULIN - BLAYE COTES DE BORDEAUX - 2018 - ROUGE has received a Gold Award in International Organic Awards 2020.

PRELUDE DU GRAND MOULIN – BLAYE COTES DE BORDEAUX – 2018 – ROUGE
Town: Saint Aubin de Blaye
Total area of ​​the vineyard: 2 hectares
Type of floors: Sandy-gravelly
Blending of grape varieties: 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec
Vinification and aging: Cold maceration depending on the quality of the grapes. Slow start of alcoholic fermentation with pumping over 2 to 3 times a day then load shedding. Gentle maceration for 3 weeks at a temperature of 22 ° C. Aging in 225L French oak barrels (1/3 new barrels) without racking, in a reducing environment to preserve maximum fruit.
Tasting notes: The Merlot escorted by the two Cabernets, collaborate in this cuvée. The robe is deep, purplish, followed by pleasant aromas of candied black fruit, with caramelized and spicy touches. The mouth is elegant, underpinned by tannins that are very present but devoid of aggressiveness which underline the long and complex finish.
Food & wine pairings: Rib of beef.

CHATEAU DU LUC - COTES DE BOURG - 2018 - ROUGE has received a Gold Award in International Organic Awards 2020.

CHATEAU DU LUC – COTES DE BOURG – 2018 – ROUGE
Location: Bayon sur Gironde
Vineyard surface: 14 hectares
Soils : Mainly clay-limestone with some silt
Blend of grape variety: 80 % Merlot, 10 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 5 % Malbec and 5 % Cabernet Franc
Wine-making process: Cold maceration prior to fermentation. Delestage adapted to suit the structure of the wine. Three weeks’ fermentation. Aged in vats.
Tasting comments: The wine is shot through with cherry red glints. The nose gradually becomes more powerful with subtle, roasted, woody notes. A well-structured palate, full and powerful, mingles with just-ripe fruit. The finish is full-bodied and amazingly protracted.
Wine pairings: Game.

CHATEAU MOULIN DES BLAIS - COTES DE BOURG - 2019 - ROUGE has received a Silver Award in International Organic Awards 2020.

CHATEAU MOULIN DES BLAIS – COTES DE BOURG – 2019 – ROUGE
Town: Saint Christoly de Blaye, Teuillac
Total area of ​​the vineyard: 26 hectares
Type of floors: Clay-loam, sandy and clay-limestone
Blending of grape varieties: 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vinification and aging: Vinification and traditional aging in stainless steel, concrete and fiber tanks.

CHATEAU TOUR D'HORABLE - CASTILLON COTES DE BORDEAUX - 2019 - ROUGE has received a Gold Award in International Organic Awards 2020.

CHATEAU TOUR D’HORABLE – CASTILLON COTES DE BORDEAUX – 2019 – ROUGE

CHATEAU ROCHERS BELLEVUE - CASTILLON COTES DE BORDEAUX - 2018 - ROUGE has received a Gold Award in International Organic Awards 2020.

CHATEAU ROCHERS BELLEVUE – CASTILLON COTES DE BORDEAUX – 2018 – ROUGE
Location: Belves de Castillon
Vineyard surface: 14 hectares
Soils : Clay-limestone
Blend of grape variety: 84 % Merlot, 16 % Cabernet Franc
Wine-making process: Destemming, manual sorting followed by fermentation. Macerated for 3 to 6 weeks. Temperatures controlled by thermoregulation. No inputs added, apart from SO2 if necessary.
Tasting comments: A bright, deep garnet in colour. The nose evokes underbrush in the autumn. The palate is powerful, with aromas of very ripe fruit accompanied by delicate notes of cedar. This biodynamically produced wine encapsulates the exceptional Castillon terroir, leaving room for nature. A natural wine without technological artifice.
Wine pairings: Shoulder of mutton.

CHATEAU PUISSEGUIN LA RIGODRIE - PUISSEGUIN SAINT EMILION - 2018 - ROUGE has received a Gold Award in International Organic Awards 2020.

CHATEAU PUISSEGUIN LA RIGODRIE – PUISSEGUIN SAINT EMILION – 2018 – ROUGE
Location: Puisseguin
Vineyard surface: 14 hectares
Soils: Clay-limestone
Blend of grape variety: 90 % Merlot, 10 % Cabernet Franc
Wine-making process: The juice is cold-racked. Temperatures are kept at 25°C during alcoholic fermentation with cap-punching for gentle extraction. Maceration for three weeks and running off. Aged in thermoregulated stainless steel vats.
Tasting comments: The colour is incredibly intense due to slow, well-controlled extraction. The rich nose is followed by a palate that is nothing short of superlative: powerful, dense and well-balanced with great sweetness. A well-made wine from the vineyard to the bottle.
Wine pairings: Prime rib of beef

CHATEAU BARRAIL TAPON - MONTAGNE SAINT EMILION - 2019 - ROUGE has received a Gold Award in International Organic Awards 2020.

CHATEAU BARRAIL TAPON – MONTAGNE SAINT EMILION – 2019 – ROUGE

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