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Inspired by The Passenger, the classic pop-rock anthem by Iggy Pop, its inherently restless character is expressed through a red and a white wine that are made from a different vineyard, terroir and grape variety every vintage, underscoring its ephemeral nature.
This ‘rolling stone’ concept is clearly mirrored in the labelling of En Passant with constantly changing imagery designed as a storyboard.



Grape Variety

80% Syrah, 20% Carignan

Tasting notes

Notes of fruit, cherry and raspberry, with a scent of garrigue.

Vegan wine

Vegan friendly wine

Press and Awards

Decanter, 3 Feb. 2021 : 90 pts “A deep, rich and concentrated nose here full of black cherries and blackcurrants. It is soft and smooth palate with wonderful depth of fresh raspberry and red cherry flavours accented by balancing acidity to keep freshness and liveliness.(…)”
Jancis Robinson, Oct. 2022 "As it does every year, this lip-smacking sweet-talker of a wine never fails to charm. Just the right amount of everything: oodles of ripe red fruit, a smacker kiss of spice, a long slow lick of liquorice and minty-oil bitters, plumpy plush tannins and a buzz of acidity. The wine that you simply Cannot Go Wrong With. Seriously, if I was holding a very big party, the Gayda En Passant white and red would be the wines on the tables."
The Buyer - David Kermode - 10 Feb. 2021 "80 percent Syrah, with 20 percent Cinsault, ripe and concentrated, there’s more muscle than Chansault’s other Syrah blends. Morello cherries, leafy blackcurrant and ripe raspberry abound and there’s a note of Earl Grey."

Tasting notes

Notes of fruit, cherry and raspberry, with a scent of garrigue. A creamy mouthfeel with silky tannins and notes of black fruits and spices, ending with a tangy finish and a good length.

Vinification process

Syrah harvested at full maturity of the fruit to express its richness and associated with Carignan in whole bunches for its bright and lifted fruit.


Syrah : Roussillon sur Gneiss, Carignan du Roussillon sur Gneiss


Syrah : In 5+ year old barrels Carignan : In stainless steel vats

Further information

  • Alcohol : 14%
  • Total acidity H2SO4 : 3.25 g/L
  • pH : 3.71
  • Level of sulphur : 54 mg/L
  • Residual sugar : <0.4 g/L