The serious side of Gaillac. Domaine d’Escausses is located halfway between Albi and the medieval village of Cordes. The climate is a balance of oceanic with Mediterranean influences. There are 26 hectares under vines for AOC production. The soil is a mixture of marne and sedimentary limestone and the vineyards are treated with organic and mineral-based manures.
The Cuvée des Drilles, mainly juicy Duras (75%) with some Fer, with its bright peppery notes, hints of Seville orange, bitter cherry and appealing suppleness in the mouth, is one for the lads and ladettes after a hard day’s harvesting, the sort of red that we need to drink for medicinal quenching purposes.