Gigondas is located in the southern Rhône, producing wine dedicated to mostly Grenache. The wines are usually compared to that of its famous neighbor, Châteauneuf-du-Pape. For this wine, the vineyards are situated in 8 different localities of Gigondas (called “lieux-dits” in French). Ripe dark fruit and spice waft out of the glass. The tannins are structured compliments by notes of strawberries and herbs.
Pairing: Lamb, braised beef, stew, brisket
Grape: Grenache 75 %, Syrah 10 %, Mourvèdre 13 %, Cinsault 2 %. (40 years old vines) aged 18 months in casks (foudres) and terracotta jars.
Soils : Aluvial, quaternary, stony red clay soils in the localities called : Les Hautes Garrigues, Les Carbonnières, Les Rocassières, Santa Duc, Les Pailleroudas, Les Routes. Blue clay in the locality called : Goujard et Plane. Calcareous marly soils from the Cretaceous in the locality called : Clos Derrière Vieille.
Farming Practices: Biodynamic
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