Although weighing in at a hefty (and, for Gigondas, seemingly mandatory) 13.5%, this wine compared favourably in a tasting against the fiercely tannic monsterpieces from the appellation, and, with a touch of bottle age, is drinking really beautifully now. From a terraced vineyard this is a blend of Grenache (80%) the remainder being equal parts Mourvèdre and Syrah. The grapes are harvested at the beginning of October, trodden in the traditional way, and, after a cuvaison of 18 days and regular remontage, the wine is put into foudres. No filtration, nor fining, from the vineyard where strictly organic practices are observed to the sympathetic treatment in the winery, this is Southern Rhone red at its purest.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 17 September, 2009.