Saint Guilhem (Fronton)

Much has been written about the French Paradox – the life-enhancing properties of certain red wines protecting the French from high fat diets. We regularly receive streams of data from the very excited former Teacher and Estate Agent Philippe Laduguie of Saint Guilhem, north-west of Toulouse. One of his wines tested with the highest number of Phenolics and Proanthocyanidins, which have been directly linked to a long list of health benefits; reducing histamine production, improving circulation by strengthening capillary walls, helping collagen repair (keeping your skin elastic and wrinkle-free), an internal sunscreen, protecting blood vessels in the brain, increasing mental acuity, decreasing stroke potential, fighting senility. We all want to believe it’s true as we pile into our plate of delicious, high-fat cheese!
“Tradition” is a blend of 70% Négrette, 15% Gamay and 15% Cabernet Franc. “Renaissance”, another of his Magic Potions, is a blend of Négrette, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Think of them less as wines, more of life-extending health drinks.

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