AOP Gigondas – An exceptional Cuvée, only produced in great vintages. A beautiful tribute to Mr Gabriel Meffre, the founder of our Winery.
Micro selection of 4ha of the oldest Grenaches of the Domaine (60 to 100 years old) on sandy marl of the Oligocène period. This Grenache/Terroir combination is unique within the Gigondas appellation.
Hand-harvested. Three grape sortings, destemming, 1-week fermentation with a daily «rack-and-return» followed by a 3-week maceration. An 18-month aging period in cement tank, with no oak-ageing, to enhance the complex terroir elements. Bottled at the estate.
1500 bottles produced.
Dark and brooding for an almost 100% Grenache, opaque and richly textured. A broad aromatic pallet with a mix of plum, «garrigue» spice and cacao. The mouthfeel is silky and dense with smooth yet concentrated tannins and a bright, lively acidity on the finish.
“A blockbuster 2010; a full, deep, impressively endowed Gigondas that should evolve effortlessly for 15 or more years.” Jeb Dunnuck – Robert Parker/The Wine Advocate
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