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Maison Chapoutier - Gigondas 2016

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Rhône
  • Wine Area: Southern Rhône
  • Wine Maker: M. Chapoutier
  • Grape: Grenache/Garnacha
  • Grape Percentage: Mainly Grenache, then Syrah and Mourvèdre.
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Food Matching

Food Matching

lamb shank in soft spices.

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Description

Gigondas was the first Côtes-du-Rhône Villages to be upgraded to full AOP status in 1971. The vineyards are a mixture of sand, clay and stone which give birth to wines of great intensity and finesse. This is majority Grenache, bringing strawberry jam aromas to the fore, with a touch of Syrah and Mourvèdre adding depth and spice into the mix.

Wine tasting notes

Gigondas was the first Côtes-du-Rhône Villages to be upgraded to full AOP status in 1971. The vineyards are a mixture of sand, clay and stone which give birth to wines of great intensity and finesse. This is majority Grenache, bringing strawberry jam aromas to the fore, with a touch of Syrah and Mourvèdre adding depth and spice into the mix.

Winery Information

Maison Chapoutier

The Chapoutier family have been making wine in the Rh̫ne Valley since 1808. Michel Chapoutier took over the family business in 1990 from his Grandfather to create wines which really began to speak of their origin. Michel sees himself as a 'wine-grower, wine-maker and a wine-lover', all of which have allowed M.Chapoutier to become one of the most recognised and awarded biodynamic wine producers in the world. A continual creator and innovator, M.Chapoutier now has vineyards around the world,.. read more

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Vinification Notes

Grape variety/varieties: Mainly Grenache, then Syrah and Mourvèdre. Soil: The soil of this A.O.C. covers sandy molasses, clay or old alluvial deposits with shingles. Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and vinified in concrete tanks. Daily pumping over is carried out during the alcoholic fermentation. Ageing: Maturing takes place in concrete tank over 8 months.