Description/ Tasting NotesAs always, there is an elegance to the La Fleur de Gay, but the tell-tale flowery, raspberry jam, and blueberry pie notes jump from the glass along with hints of graphite and truffle. Deep, rich, full-bodied and textured, with sweet tannin and a stunning elegance and purity, this beauty that can be approached now or cellared for 20-25 years. This is quite hedonistic, with exotic fig, pastis-soaked blueberry and plum fruit supported by a caressing, milk chocolate-accented frame. Well-layered, with intense wood spice and licorice notes filling out the finish, where there's a long roasted grip edge.
Winery Info/ Brand
A family property in Pomerol for five centuries. The vineyard of Château La Croix de Gay is currently enhanced by the Raynaud-Lebreton family, descendant of a line of Pomerol wine growers dating back to 1772 but installed in the town since at least 1477. The ancestors of the Raynaud-Lebreton family, Mathelin and Michel Barraud indeed received, on this date from the order of the Hospitallers of Saint-Jean-de-Jerusalem, for exploitation, land in the center of the Pomerol plateau. This tenement of barrauderie corresponded to the lands of the current Pétrus, Châteaux l'Evangile, la Conseillante, Gazin, Petit Village and Vieux Château Certan. "If there can be a force in a family guardian of an estate, it is that of being aware of the importance of what they are in charge of and of consenting to the sacrifice to maintain something they consider themselves to be more important than themselves, something that is a little beyond them. "(Aubert de Villaine)
Region Info/ Origin
The Pomerol region is located at the northern border where viticulture was present in the area during the time of the Romans. Though it is uncertain as to the origins of the name "Pomerol", but it is speculated that the word was derived from the Latin word poma, which refers to a fruit bearing seeds and is the origin of the French word pomme, meaning apple. This theory is supported by the region's long history of polyculture with many other crops, particularly fruits and grains, being cultivated in the area long before viticulture became a primary focus.