Overview of the Wine
Domaine de Nizas is located near the medieval village of Pézenas in the heart of the Languedoc region. It was originally established in 1998 by Franco-American agriculturist, John Goelet, a member of a distinguished family in Bordeaux. With Bernard Portet at his side, a fellow visionary in the world of wine, they shared a driving ambition to create great wines in exceptional terroirs. This led to the creation of Clos du Val in Napa Valley as well as Taltarni and Clover Hill in Australia. In December 2018, the legendary Domaines François Lurton acquired the winery coveted for its diversity of rich and rare soil types, vineyards cooled by a northerly wind, and a history of wine production dating back to the 7th Century. Both Goelet and Portet remain involved as technical advisors. Domaine de Nizas holds the highest (strictest) HVE sustainable certification and has been using organic viticultural practices since 2007. A deep and strict respect for the land, along with the people they depend on to work it, create a balanced biodiversity that undeniably comes through Domaine de Nizas' range of wines.
The grapes were picked and immediately transported to the winery where they were gently de-stemmed. Fermentation took place in open top stainless steel tanks. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation, then aged on the lees in stainless steel for nine months.
Grape / Blend
Grenache (60%), Carignan (25%), Syrah (15%)
The Domaine de Nizas 2015 Les Galets Dorés is expressive, fleshy and fruity, offering pleasant notes of “garrigue.” The palate is round and approachable, with flavors of dark fruit and herbs. This wine is ideal with roast rack of lamb with thyme or pork tenderloin casserole with braised vegetables.
Product size: 750ml