Gigondas

Red plums, eucalyptus, spice, and a lingering finish.

Bottle Size: 750 mL

UPC Number: 891241000153

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  • Vintage 2014
  • Producer
  • Country France
  • Region Rhone
  • Composition:
    80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre
  • Winemaker Notes The property has belonged to the family for several generations. Frédéric Haut, who is André Richard's son-in-law, is the 4th generation to take control of the winemaking responsibilities at the domaine. Tourade covers 20 hectares including the appellations Gigondas (8 hectares), Vacqueyras (8 hectares), Muscat de Beaumes de Venise (2 hectares) and Cotes du Rhone (2 hectares).
  • Tasting Notes Dark red in color; there is a grilled overlay to its Grenache red plum fruit, low-key herbs, and trace of crème de menthe and eucalyptus. Spicy on the palate, with prunes and raising. Assertive tannins.

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  • Vineyard Syrah & Mourvedre vines aged at 30+ yrs; Grenache 60+yrs
  • Vinification Traditional style: no destemming, no fining or filtration; 12 – 18 months in old oak casks (foudres).
 

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