« 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

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

Average age of vines

40 years.


Traditional with lengthy maceration.


2 years in oak foudres of which 50% is new oak.

Average yield

32 Hl/hectare

Average annual production

About 120.000 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 2017


Score : 91-93

I don’t think the 2017 Gigondas will match the 2016, but it’s certainly not far off, showing incredible complexity as well as a sexy, sunny, medium to full-bodied profile. Lots of spice, pine needle, garrigue, and earthy red and blue fruits define the bouquet, and it has classic Gigondas minerality. Give bottles 2-3 years after release and it should keep for 15 years or more.



Score : (89 - 91)

Guigal's 2017 Gigondas is a touch crisper and edgier than the 2016, with similar notes of red fruit (pomegranate and raspberries) tinged with garrigue. Medium to full-bodied, it should be ready to drink on release and drink well for up to a decade. Joe Czerwinski


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


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