Gigondas

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The commune of Gigondas “Les Dentelles de Montmirail”, located in Provence, stretches 8 km from North to South, from Romane to Montmirail, and 6 km from East to West, from the Dentelles to Ouvèze.
Its total area is 2,714 hectares, distributed as follows:
1 300 ha of vines, classified in A.O.C. Gigondas, 1 214 Ha of woods and forests, 200 Ha of buildings, and roads. Here Gigondas, leaning against this chain of medium mountain originally called “Massif de Suzette”, then to become “Massif des Dentelles de Montmirail”. (In Latin My Mirabilis = wonderful mountain)
This massif extends from North to South, between Vaison-la-Romaine and Carpentras, and consists of 3 small chains of calcareous and shredded rocks. It is a marvel of nature which constitutes in the village, an exceptional natural environment, much appreciated by hikers and climbers, botanists and painters, cyclists and riders.

A renowned vineyard

Concentration, balance, finesse: the Gigondas offer a rich bouquet, with fine and spicy aromas and a sunny color, ranging from ruby to dark garnet. The nose reveals a bouquet of red fruits (cherry bigarreau, crushed strawberry) and very ripe black fruits (blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry). It evolves into wild shades of undergrowth and truffles. On the palate, the Gigondas is full-bodied with a fleshy attack. Its so complex terroir allows a large aromatic palette between fruity aromas (prune, fig) and spicy notes (white pepper, garrigue, thyme, licorice). It evolves favorably over time and refines during its breeding.

By limiting the sunshine in the morning, the Dentelles considerably lengthen the maturation of Grenache Noir (a grape variety authorized to 80% maximum), releasing all the expression of its power in shimmering red wines with marked tannins, A great aptitude for aging. Syrah and Mourvèdre (15% minimum) enhance their garnet color and spice their aromas. All other grape varieties of the Côtes du Rhône appellation are authorized, with the exception of Carignan. In the maximum proportion of 10% of the vines: Cinsault, Clairette and some strains of Black Terret, Counoise and Picardan. On the rosé side, Grenache noir is also allowed up to 80% maximum and all other grape varieties of the Appellation can be used, with the exception of Carignan in the maximum proportion of 25% of the vine variety.

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