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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

60 % Grenache, 20 % Syrah, 20 % 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

30 Hl/hectare.

Average annual production

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.
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Vintages 2012

eRobertParker.com #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.
 

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.

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines