Another new one from a long time favourite. En Passant Rouge has been known in the shop for a while for its amazing labels which change with every vintage. Let's look at the white equivalent. Shall we?
Situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees, surrounded by its vineyards, Domaine Gayda is a new destination in the Languedoc, 25km south west of Carcassonne, in the village of Brugairolles. Domaine Gayda has a passion for the traditional ‘cépages’ grown across the many diverse soils and climates of their vineyards situated throughout the Languedoc, giving “Provenance” to all the wines. While the grapes are rooted in tradition, the winery itself is all about the new, with investments in all the latest equipment and technology.
The latest addition to the estate’s collection is a limited edition range designed as an ode to Domaine Gayda’s spirit of creativity and inventiveness.
Inspired by The Passenger, the classic pop-rock anthem by Iggy Pop, its inherently restless character is expressed through a red and a white wine that are made from a different vineyard, terroir and grape variety every vintage, underscoring its ephemeral nature. This ‘rolling stone’ concept is clearly mirrored in the labelling of En Passant with constantly changing imagery designed as a storyboard.
Domaine Gayda En Passant Blanc 2017 @ £14.95 - Buy it here!
Here we find Macabeu associated with Muscat d’Alexandrie for even more structure and richness whilst keeping its pure freshness. Simple citrus with gorgeous blossom notes grace the palate and linger on gracefully with an extended finish.
What a stonker of a bottle. Something like this is perfect in the fast approaching sun. Cheers!