This Gigondas is a blend of Grenache and Syrah grapes.
The vineyards are situated on marl limestone deposits of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, with a mix of sand and clay of the Tertiary era. The climate is Mediterranean, significantly influenced by the dry Mistral wind, a high level of annual sunshine and low rainfall, concentrated mostly in the Spring and Fall seasons.
The harvest is fully manual with a strict sorting of the grapes. Fermentation lasts several weeks (4 weeks for Syrah grapes and 3 weeks for Grenache grapes) at controlled temperatures (28/30°C). This favours a generous expression of the fruit and limits the extraction of harsh tannins. Part of the cuvée is aged in barrels for 12 months.
A deep purple colour, a nose of raspberry and cherry aromas with some delicate spicy notes (pepper and menthol). The palate is long, ample and generous with dominant floral notes and flavours of "garrigue".
Service & food pairing suggestions:
This Gigondas marries beautifully with roasted quail and beef "tournedos" with pepper. Given its richness, it is highly recommended to serve at a cool temperature (16° to 18°C). Enjoy it now for its youthfull livelyness or over the next 6 to 10 years.