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Gigondas

Appellation d'origine protégée

The careful selection of terroirs with specific altitudes, climates and orientations gives to our Gigondas Laurus a complex balance between finesse and minerality, richness and spicy notes.

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2011
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Thanks to the hot spring and plentiful quantities of subsoil water, the flowering process enjoyed favourable conditions. The rainy month of July delayed the ripening stage but the heat in August and September helped revive it, thus producing very acceptable sugar content. The harvest began on the 15th September.

Rewards
89   Wine Spectator
88   Wine Advocate - Robert Parke
91   Decanter
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Gigondas
Vintage
2011

Grape Varieties: 

  • 60% Grenache
  • 35% Syrah
  • 5% Mourvèdre

Terroir: 

Ancient alluvial terraces from the Quaternary period of the river Ouvèze to the west of the Appellation for the Grenache.

Marly limestone soils from the Cretaceous period, in the heart of the mountains known as Dentelles de Montmirail, at 400 m of altitude for the Syrah 

Winemaking: 

Manual harvest. Grapes are immediately de-stemmed and pressed. The fermentation temperature was stabilized at 30 °C. Maceration lasted 28 days with regular punch-downs / rack-and-return operations for the Grenache and pumping over for the Syrah. 15 months of elevage for the Syrah wine in 275-litre oak Laurus barrels (new, 1 and 2 wines).

Production: 19,000 bottles

Bottled on: 20/06/2013 

Tasting notes: 

Rich crimson colour. The nose combines pleasant, gourmet aromas of stewed fruit and Burlat cherries. To the palate, it is the Syrah variety produced on Dentelles de Montmirail soils that prevail. The result is fresh-tasting and smooth, with pleasantly long-lasting aromas (Feb. 2014). 

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

16-18 °C

Baron of milk-fed lamb
Duck à l’orange
Stuffed capon

Optimum maturity: 2013-2019 

Gigondas, a unique nest for wines that invite to true communion » – Alain Passard – Michelin-starred Chef

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