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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

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

Around 120.000 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 2015

BETTANE+DESSEAUVE

Score : 17/20

Une grande fraîcheur en bouche avec une trame élancée et réglissée, l’apport pour un tiers du mourvèdre y est pour beaucoup, un tannin surfin et une rare persistance.

 

JEB DUNNUCK

Score : 90

While not from the northern Rhône, I’m always able to taste the Guigal releases from the Southern Rhône during my visit. It’s worth noting that these are all from purchased grapes, and the Guigals are known for paying more than anyone else in the region to ensure the quality. The 2015 Gigondas is a winner that offers lifted notes of cedarwood, white pepper, and Christmas spice as well as plenty of red and black fruits. Medium to full-bodied, with ripe tannins, drink it over the coming 8-10 years.

 

WINE ADVOCATE

Score : 91

The 2015 Gigondas is remarkable for its elegance. Sourced largely from higher-altitude vineyards, it's evolved in a red-fruited direction, offering cranberry and cherry notes accented by hints of clove and allspice. Medium to full-bodied, with a creamy mid-palate and silky tannins on the finish, it drinks well now and should continue to do so for at least another 6-7 years.

 

WINE SPECTATOR

Score : 90

Sleek and open in feel, featuring racy red currant and damson plum coulis flavors, inlaid with sandalwood and rooibos tea hints, with chalky minerality. Not big, but balanced and focused. Drink now through 2026. 10,000 cases made, 3,000 cases imported. — JM

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