Gigondas Red

Soil type

Ancient alluvia, red clay and gravel on the slopes

Grape variety

65% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 15 % Syrah.

Average age of vines

40 years.


Traditional with lengthy maceration.


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

Average yield

30 Hl / hectare.

Average annual production

About 220.000 bottles.


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 2011 #216 - Dec 2014

Score : 90

The 2011 Gigondas has lots of kirsch, sweet cherries, spice and cedar wood to go with a medium-bodied, perfumed, Provencal style. It should drink well for a decade or more. Jeb Dunnuck.


Wine Advocate #210 - Dec 2013

Score : (88-91)

Scheduled to be bottled early in 2014, the 2011 Gigondas is another excellent wine from the Guigals. The same blend and elevage as the 2010, it shows more red fruits and spice, with loads of kirsch, dried flowers, and garrigue, medium-bodied richness and a delicious, already approachable profile. It will be ready to go on release and have 8-10 years of longevity. Jeb Dunnuck.


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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