90% Grenache and10% Syrah, from mass selections.
The place called "les Trois Yeux" is located at 450 meters of altitude in the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains of which it is an emblematic terroir. The soil is composed of recent limestone scree (Quaternary), slightly altered, covering marls with clayey limestone layers of the Valanginian (Cretaceous). The altitude, the north-west orientation of the plots, the particular structure of the soil (draining surface and basement allowing a good storage of the water and its restitution to the plant) and the wooded environment deliver a "northern" expression of the appellation with lot of freshness, elegance and finesse.
A pure altitude Gigondas, showing elegance and finesse. Aroma of violets with a delicate hint of nutmeg and spice. Blue fruit flavours of cassis and blueberries are supported by an underpinning of red currant, providing lift and freshness. A fine yet mouth-filling presence on the palate with a long, persistent finish. (June 2019)
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Serve between 14 and 16 °C. Open a few hours before tasting.
Tasting Optimum: 2022 - 2037.
Duck breast with cranberries
Eggplant in millefeuille
Tatin of candied olives