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

About 270.000 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 2010

Wine Advocate #210 - Dec 2013

Score : 91

A blend of 65% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah that spent 24 months in older foudres, the 2010 Gigondas is a classic effort that offers up quality spice, underbrush, loamy soil and mulled dark fruits to go with a medium-bodied, rich, supple profile on the palate. Beautifully done, with chewy tannin lending some focus and grip on the finish, it should have 12-15 years of longevity. Jeb Dunnuck.

 

Wine Advocate #204 - Dec 2012

Score : (88-91)

More closed and firmly structured than I expected given the vintage, the 2010 Gigondas is impressively endowed, just tight and austere at the moment. The color is a healthy ruby/purple and the wine is medium to full-bodied. Robert Parker.

 

Bettane+Desseauve

Score : 16.5/20

Assemblage magnifique, sur la fraîcheur et la finesse, et ce qu’on appelle la buvabilité, sans rien perdre du gras et de la sensualité qu’on attend de la maison. Cette appellation est à son sommet.

 

Gault&Millau

Score: 14/20

Un nez subtil de fruits rouges macérés épicés s'invite généreusement à l'olfaction. Bigarreau, mûre, cassis, vanille et cannelle forment une corole gourmande. La bouche friande accompagnes un support tannique bien géré.

Consumption

A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

10 years

Food and wine matching

Red meat, game and cheese.
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