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 was fully manual with a strict sorting of the grapes. Fermentation lasted 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.
Service & accords:
Marries beautifully with roasted quail and beef "tournedos" with pepper. Given its richness, it is highly recommended to serve at a cool temperature (13° to 15°C). Enjoy it now for its youthfull livelyness or over the next 8 years.