This wine comes from parcels located on Gigondas’ terraced slopes, facing directly north, at the foot of the famous Dentelles de Montmirail.
VINEYARDS AND TERROIR
The old Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre vines are planted on fairly poor, calcareous-marl soils, resulting in late ripening grapes and powerful wines
Grenache noir (50%) Syrah (40%) Mourvèdre (10%)
The grapes are entirely de-stemmed and placed in temperature- controlled vats to macerate for around 28 days with two rack-and-return operations at the start of fermentation, followed by two pumping-over operations per day. 55% of the wine is aged in vat, and 45% in 450L barrels previously used for 1 or 2 vintages, for a period of 12 months, before being blended with the vat-aged wine
Deep on the nose with pronounced spicy aromas (pepper, nutmeg), typical of the appellation and which accentuate the aromas of blackcurrants and raspberry jam. On the palate, the wine shows a solid yet nicely coated structure, volume and superb length.
SERVING AND FOOD PAIRINGS
Serve at 17-18°C to allow the wine to express its full complexity. Decanting before serving would also be beneficial. This Gigondas can be paired with guinea fowl, coq au vin, a beef stew or casserole, and other prepared dishes, even if spicy or highly seasoned.