'Hommage à Gabriel Meffre' is produced as a tribute to our founder, a great visionary and emblematic figure of Gigondas and the French winemaking world. Only produced in vintages in which the grapes achieve exceptional balance and concentration, the selected parcels of 60 to 100-year-old Grenache vines are located in the area of "Petit Montmirail" (alt. 200m), on sandy marl of the Oligocène period. This Grenache/Terroir combination is unique within the Gigondas appellation.
Hand-harvested. 50% of the cuvée vinified with undestemmed grapes and aged 16 months in ½ muids (600-liter barrels).
Bottled at the estate the 25th April 2017.
2 177 bottles, 96 magnums and 9 jéroboams produced.
"A true blockbuster that competes with the top wines of the vintage is the 2015 Gigondas Hommage À Gabriel Meffre...it’s a naked expression of Grenache that boasts fabulous notes of cassis, lavender, garrigue and crushed flowers. Full-bodied, concentrated and downright decadent, it got more than one “Wow” in the notes and should be snatched up by Grenache lovers!" Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate, décembre 2016
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Serve at 16-18°C and open a few hours before drinking.
Will pair with great gastronomic dishes.