Veronique and Aime Guibert, former glovemakers to the royalty of Europe, bought a large part of the sleepy Gassac valley in 1970, but they only discovered its true value when their friend, the great Bordeaux geography professor, Henri Enjalbert, came to visit. The results have gone down in wine-world legend! Enjalbert discovered soils that were perfect for growing really high-quality grapes, and so perfectly drained that, even after a vio lent rainstorm, it retains no moisture. As a result the vines are pushed to the limit, creating unique aromas and flavours in the grapes. All the vines are cared for using near organic methods on the steep, Mediterranean-facing slopes, just outside the town of Sete. After a traditional fermentation, the wine was aged in one to two year-old barrels to provide a gorgeous, creamy texture.