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Appellation d'origine protégée

The careful selection of terroirs with specific altitudes, climates and orientations gives to our Gigondas Laurus a complex balance between finesse and minerality, richness and spicy notes

Thanks to ideal weather conditions right up the harvest, the sanitary state of the grapes and yields were excellent. The 2015 vintage demonstrates remarkable potential and promises to be one of the finest vintages of the past few years. Harvest started on the 14th Sept. 2015.
93        Jeb Dunnuck
91-93   Vinous Media - Josh Raynolds
16/20    Anthocyanes
90-92   Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
13,5     Guide Bettane & Dessauve 2020

Grape Varieties: 

55% Grenache
45 % Syrah


Grenache grapes come from ancient gravelly terraces bording the Ouvèze river (Quaternary period) at the West of the appellation, giving strength, fruity and spicy notes. The Syrah grows on the "Pourra" sector, at the East of the appellation, on a soil of limestone and marl from the Cretaceous period, confering freshness and minerality


Entirely manual harvesting followed by full destemming and crushing. Fermentation temperatures are controlled at 30°C. 27 days of maceration.
Production: 13 944 bouteilles, 565 magnums et 40 jéroboams
Bottled on the 6th of July 2017

Tasting notes: 

In a fresh and structured style, this great vintage delivers a beautiful aromatic range: black fruits (cherry, raspberry, blackcurrant), garrigue and licorice

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at 16-18°C. Open ideally 1h before serving
Optimum tasting: 2018 - 2028
Alc. by Vol.: 14.5%
Roasted rack of lamb
"Bigorre" black pork's stew

Age of vines & yield: 

32 to 50 years

« Gigondas, a unique setting for wines that call for sharing » – Alain Passard – 3 Stars Chef

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