Gigondas Red

Soil type

Ancient alluvia, red clay and gravel on the slopes

Grape variety

60 % Grenache, 20 % Syrah, 20 % Mourvèdre.

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

150.000 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 2012 #216 - Dec 2014
Score : (88-90)

The 2012 Gigondas has filled out through the middle since I tasted it last year. Exhibiting a perfumed, exotic bouquet of plum, white pepper, licorice and hints of meatiness, it has classic Gigondas tannin, good texture and a lengthy finish. Like the 2011, it will drink reasonably well on release and then drink well for a decade. Jeb Dunnuck.


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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