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« Vintage after vintage, the Collection wines have become symbols which perfectly illustrate the family’s ethos of supreme quality. Careful ageing, together with the meticulous attention paid every day by Marcel and Philippe Guigal to the selection and blending processes, bring to the fore the consistency and excellence of the great appellations of the Rhône Valley »
Southern Rhône

Gigondas Red

Robust and generous, this Gigondas is characterised by its power and structured tannins.

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.

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 220.000 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.
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Vintages 2011

 

eRobertParker.com #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.

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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Producing

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