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1936

Gigondas

Appellation d'origine protégée

80 years of passion!
We created « 1936 », our 80th anniversary cuvée as an hommage to our founder, and to celebrate his passion, innovative spirit and generosity

Bouteille 1936 Gigondas 2013
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2013
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Harvest 2013 in the Southern Rhône Valley was a very specific one due to a serious shortfall in Grenache grapes caused by a cold and wet Spring. Fortunately, the Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes were beautiful. The yields were then very low which always gives a nice quality and wines that will keep well. In this very unusual context Gigondas was one of the more successful appellations of the Southern Rhône in 2013 with deep wines balanced by a good freshness.

Rewards

SILVER International Wine Challenge

SILVER Decanter

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Gigondas
Vintage
2013

Grape Varieties: 

Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre.

Terroir: 

The vineyards are situated on marl limestone deposits of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, with a mix of sand and clay of  the Tertiary  era. The  climate  is  Mediterranean,  significantly influenced  by  the  dry  Mistral  wind,  a  high  level  of  annual sunshine and low rainfall, concentrated mostly in the Spring and Fall seasons.

Winemaking: 

The harvest is fully manual with a strict sorting of the grapes. Fermentation lasts approximately 3 weeks with temperatures limited to a maximum of 28° to 30° C. This favours an generous expression of the fruit and limits the extraction of harsh tannins. 35% of the cuvée is placed to oak barrels of one and two years for 11 months of maturing before being blended back with the vat-aged portion.

Tasting notes: 

A deep aubergine robe, an intense black-fruit nose of plums and dark cherry and a full, intense presence on the palate. A thread of garrigue (rosemary, thyme, juniper) spice runs from start to finish, which is long and generous.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

This Gigondas marries beautifully with stews (Boeuf Bourguignon, Rabbit Ragou), grilled steak and soft, ripe cheese. Given its richness, it is highly recommended to serve at a cool temperature (16° to 18° C). Can be appreciated now for its youthfull livelyness or enjoyed over the next 6 to 8 years.

It was at the beginning of the 1930s that promotional material and advertising began to be developed. Exceptional artists emerged, making graphic art a creative expression and culturally significant. Our “1936” cuvée takes up these features, typical of the 1930s, taking us back 80 years to the time when French graphic art in advertising was at its peak.

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