'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.nesse.
75% of the harvest was vinied with whole bunches. Aged in 1/2 muids barrels (600l), during 18 months.
Manual harvest on September 21st, 2017.
Bottled on April 24th, 2019: 2 959 bottles, 563 magnums and 6 jéroboams produced.
"The flagship cuvée is the 2017 Gigondas Hommage À Gabriel Meffre, which is just about all Grenache (there’s a splash of Syrah) that spent 18 months in demi-muids. The 2017 doesn’t match the 2016, yet it’s nevertheless a brilliant, sexy wine I’d be thrilled to drink. Notes of cassis, black raspberries, ground pepper, wild strawberries, and complex floral notes all flow to a medium to full-bodied Gigondas that has flawless balance, ultra-fine tannins, and a great, great finish. It’s a rich, powerful wine, yet it never loses its sense of elegance and purity. Don’t miss a chance to try this wine. It’s going to keep for over a decade." Jeb Dunnuck - 26 septembre 2019
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Serve at 16-18°C and open a few hours before drinking.
Optimum maturity: 2019 through 2031.
Alc. by Vol.: 15%
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