Grape: 70% Grenache - 20% Mouvèdre - 10% Syrah
The winemaker’s advice: It will marvellously accompagny your red meats, lamb roasts, small game and dried cheeses.
To drink now but can be kept 6 to 8 years.
Open 2 to 3 hours before drinking at room temperature.
Tasting: Ruby coloured with wild red fruit and woodland aromas, supple, easy to drink long and straightforward in your mouth. Perfect balance, roundness and complexity at the same time with a pretty and pleasant final taste which will enchant your palate.
Terroir: The Estate’s selective areas of great age : 50 to 60 years old on an exceptional land: a mixture of clay, limestone and sandy hollows are favorable for ageing wine which permit to reach balance and harmony.
Vinification: Hand-picked harvest when the grapes are fully matured, with natural alcoohol content, vinified and raised according to our ancestrals methods: Long and slow maceration, 25 to 28 days; Temperatures controled at 24°. 2 years of maturing in concrete vats to preserve and refine the fruitness, the softness and the originality of the taste and to build its fine tannic structure, helping the ageing process.
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Fruit flavored wine is exclusively hand picked. The natural alcohol content of the production is well balanced. It is produced by the method of our ancestors, which binds our land (surface) to the weather and wine variety. Ruby red aroma, wild red fruit flavor. Elegant taste. Easy to drink, long and clear taste. Well suited for red meat, lamb. sheep's feet, small wild animals (rabbit), dry cheeses. Drink in moderation and you will enjoy the taste. Advice from the winemaker: Can be stored for 6-8 years. Serve at 16-18C˚. Open 2 to 3 hours before serving. Bottled in estate.
Côtes du Rhône Villages Saint Pantaléon les Vignes (2016) Domaine Gigondan
The village of Saint Pantaleon les Vignes belonged to the estates of the Pope in Avignon before the French Revolution.