Gigondas Red

Soil type

Ancient alluvia, red clay and gravel on the slopes

Grape variety

70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre.

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

32 Hl/hectare

Average annual production

About 150.000 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 2013

eRobertParker.com #222 - Dec 2015

Score : (87-90)

A step back from the 2012, yet still with outstanding potential, the 2013 Gigondas has attractive notes of black fruits, pepper, violets and wet rock in a firm, nicely concentrated, classic Gigondas package. Described as “punchy” by Philippe, it has solid ripeness and does well in the vintage; it will need two to three years to round into form and have 10-15 years of overall longevity. Jeb Dunnuck.

 

 

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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