Domaine du Grapillon d'Or Gigondas

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Proprietors Celine and Bernard Chauvet own 37 acres in Gigondas, primarily on clay and limestone soils. Their Gigondas is composed mainly of Grenache (80%) with a smaller proportion of Syrah (20%) Grapes are harvested by hand and carefully sorted. After fermentation the wine spends 12 months in old oak barrels. The wine is dense with flavours of concentrated dark fruit.

This wine is perfect with leg of lamb, beef with wine sauce, roast pigeon, game and cheese. Serve it at a temperature of 18°. The wine will keep for up to 10 years, but will be at its best at between 3 and 6 years of age.

"The dark, chocolate-laden 2019 Gigondas is ripe and concentrated, a full-bodied but supple effort that looks as if it will mature relatively rapidly. Plummy fruit, notes of mocha and brighter hints of raspberries appear on the finish. Drink 2021 - 2027."
90 - 92 points.
(Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate, Nov 2020)