Gigondas - Tradition

Made from a selection of old bush vine parcels tended organically including St Jean, Jasio and Grames, largely at high altitude to the south of the village, where the soils are a complex mix of marls, safres (sands) and limestone-clay. Vinified from whole bunches and aged primarily in old foudres this is an extremely fine and elegant example of Gigondas – they took a calculated gamble and harvested the grapes in the middle of October, over one month later than everyone else in the appellation (but similar to Gourt de Mautens in Rasteau). It has an attractive red cherry colour, bramble fruits with menthol and pine on the nose, and an amazing palate, offering beautifully judged raspberry and blackberry old viney fruit, liquorice, leather, hint of violets, nutmeg and cinnamon stick, relieved and lifted by a juicy berry acidity and a saline lick, all held together and enhanced by fine grained tannins. It’s so pleasurable to drink now with its very digeste quality and excellent balance, but will improve over the years.

Product Number: 13
Wine Producer: Gour de Chaulé
Vintage: 2021
Region / Appellation: Southern Rhône
Country: France
Wine Colour: Red
Wine Style: Still
RRP Bottle Price (£): 20.55
Is this wine new to the UK?: Yes