Gigondas

Gigondas

Appellation: Gigondas
Varietal: Majority Grenache, Syrah
Vineyards: Single, high elevation parcel (400 - 520 M) in the Lieu-Dit, Grand Montmirail
Orientation: South
Average age of vines: Vineyard planted in 1975
Principal soil type: Red marne on top of limestone base

The high elevation Gigondas parcel in the lieu-dit of Grand Montmirail, between 400 and 520 m is among the highest in the appellation and inspired the name for the domaine, as Ouréa was the Greek God for mountains and heights.

A more brooding and also more profound character than its Vacqueyras companion. Purity and definition that is exemplary. Great intensity and elegance. Deep, brooding, black cherry fruit, kirsch and in spite of its concentration, posesses an airy, almost ethereal quality. Fine and well integrated tannins. Magic is not an unapt descriptor and this wine lends credence to the notion that a Gigondas wine, when in the hands of a dedicated vigneron, is indeed a Grand Cru of the south.

Gigondas fact sheet (PDF)

Regions

France

Beaujolais
Burgundy
Champagne
Montagne de Reims Emmanuel Brochet Côte des Bars Domaine Marie Courtin Valleé de la Marne Flavien Nowack
Southwest
Côtes du Marmandais Élian Da Ros
Jura
Languedoc
Terrasses du Larzac Domaine du Pas de L’Escalette Saint Chinian Domaine Rimbert
Loire
Provence
Rhône
Volnay Village

Tire Bouchon, Vin De FranceBright and fruit forward. Seamless. Impressive elegance for an “apéro” wine for friends.

VacqueyrasAn explosion of dark berry fruit, floral notes, plush, velvety palate and supple tannins make this wine extremely attractive in its youth.

GigondasMajority Grenache with a small Syrah addition from single parcel of Grand Montmirail, planted in 1975.