55% Grenache - 30% Syrah - 15% Mourvedre
Grenache, Mourvèdre and a portion of the Syrah from the "Montmirail" sector in the Southwest part of the appellation. This terroir, located at 200 meters high, is mostly sandy marl from the Oligocene period. Syrah comes from the "Pourra" sector in the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail at 400 meters of altitude on marl from the Cretaceous period covered with limestone scree, providing elegance and minerality.
Manual harvest from 18th September 2017. Grapes were destemmed and crushed. A 25-day maceration period with regular punch-downs and pump-overs. Temperatures are maintained arounf 28° to 30°C. Runoff and separation of the free-flow and press wines. Malolactic fermentation. Re-introduction of a portion of the press wine during the blending process. 19 months maturation in French oak barrels, "demi-muid" (600lt) and vat.
Bottled on 25th April 2019.
20 585 bottles, 169 magnums, 10 jeroboams and 10 mathusalems produced.
Alc. by Vol.: 14,5% vol.
"The 2017 Gigondas from the team at Meffre is smoking good and well worth seeking out. Notes of black raspberries, strawberries, cassis, crushed flowers, and ground pepper all emerge from the glass, and it’s medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and seamless on the palate. It’s well worth seeking out and will shine for a decade" Jeb Dunnuck - September 2019
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Serve at 16°- 18°C - Open ideally 3h prior to tasting. Optimum tasting period: 2019 - 2029
Sauteed garrigue rabbit with olives
Roast pigeon with ceps
Age of vines & yield:
Grenache: 54 years - Syrah: 18 years. 22hl/ha on average