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Gigondas

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

couleur
2015
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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.

Rewards

93        Jeb Dunnuck

91-93   Vinous Media - Josh Raynolds

16/20    Anthocyanes

90-92   Robert Parker - Wine Advocate

 

 

 

etiquette
Gigondas
Vintage
2015

Grape Varieties: 

55% Grenache

45 % Syrah

Terroir: 

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

Winemaking: 

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

30Hl/ha

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

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