Henri Parent explained that 2015 was like a holiday! It is the second vintage to be micro-vinified in their very impressive new cellar. Wine-maker, Marcello Pelleriti now has 470 barrels instead of the 12 large vats he used to work with. This enables much more precise vinifications. Produced from 6.5 hectares surrounding the Chateau (next to Lafleur and the original plot of La Fleur Petrus), the final blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and will be aged for 15 months in 100% new Darnajou barrels. The production will be roughly 16,000 bottles. There's a lovely florality to the 2015 Le Gay. The bouquet is complex and rather enticing with notes of tobacco, plums, spice, huckleberry and roses. There are layers of precisely chiselled, taut fruit and a subtle combination of sweet layered fruit and high toned minerals. It is deceptive, as it initially appears sweet and simple, but this has real gravitas. A pretty but subtly powerful gay.
Le Gay is located in the appellation of Pomerol.
Pomerol’s Merlot-dominated wines at their best are rich, seductive and silky. For hundreds of years Pomerol was considered as nothing but a satellite district of neighbouring St-Émilion to the east, and it was not really until not until the 1950s that Pomerol started its meteoric rise led by Château Petrus. By far the most dominant merchants in the region are Jean-Pierre Moueix who own or distribute the majority of the finest properties in Pomerol, the most renowned being Petrus.
Pomerol's finest wines originate from the highest parts of the plateau, which is predominantly gravel and clay, with an iron rich subsoil called crasse de fer.
Apparently as important in fashioning wines that are plump, voluptuous, and richly Merlot dominates plantings dramatically, though the notable exception is Vieux Château Certan, nearly half of their estate is devoted Cabernet Franc. Pomerol has no no official classification, but its small scale wines fetch some of the greatest prices for wine in the world. The regions greatest names are Pétrus, Lafleur, Certan de May, Hosanna, La Fleur de Gay, L'Église-Clinet, Le Pin, La Conseillante, Trotanoy, , L'Évangile, Latour-à-Pomerol, and Vieux-Ch-Certan