Gigondas Red

Soil type

Ancient alluvia, red clay and gravel on the slopes

Grape variety

65% Grenache, 25% Mourvèdre, 10 % Syrah.

Average age of vines

40 years.

Winemaking

Traditional with lengthy maceration.

Ageing

2 years in oak foudres of which 50% is new oak.

Average yield

30 Hl / hectare.

Average annual production

Around 250.000 bottles.

Tasting

Eye : Purple.
Nose : Intense nose dominated by peach and apricot with liquorice and notes of undergrowth.
Palate : Generous, powerful and full-bodied with a long elegant finish.
Overall : A frank attack, racy with soft tannic structure.

Vintages 2009

 

Wine Advocate #197 - Oct 2011

Score : (91-93)

The 2009 Gigondas was scheduled to be bottled soon after my visit. Composed of 60% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre and 15% Syrah aged in foudre, this dense purple-colored 2009 exhibits copious amounts of meaty richness, blueberries, black raspberries, crushed rocks and flowers. Opulent and dense, it is one of the finest examples of Gigondas Guigal has yet produced. I liked it almost as much as their terrific 2007.  Robert Parker.


Guide Bettane et Desseauve des Vins de France

Score : 17,5/20

Arôme de pêche de vigne typique du millésime, le riche volume de bouche s’assoit sur des tanins gras, allonge gourmande et charnue.
 

Consumption

A boire

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

10 years

Food and wine matching

Red meat, game and cheese.
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