Dauvergne and Ranvier Grand Vin Gigondas 2015

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2015 is certainly among the very best vintages of the last decade in the Rhone valley. Gigondas has produced splendid wines full of sun and taste.

The vines of this Grand Vin are mostly planted on the North- Eastern part of the appellation, between 250 to 400 m of altitude. Grenache is the dominating grape variety: more than 80% of our cuvée are Grenache grapes, side by side with about 20% of Syrah. The good concentration of the wine comes naturally from a yield at about 30 hl/ha.

The grapes are hand harvested and carefully destemmed before a long maceration – all this contributes to a perfect extraction of the grape’s ripe components. The choice was part ageing in foudres (big oak barrels) and pat in tanks. Bottling took place after 12 months of ageing.

The color is dark ruby. The nose is dominated by fresh red fruits and will evolve towards typical Provencal "Garrigue" aromas of lavender, rosemary, herbs and seaside salt air together with woody notes. The palate is at the same time round and powerful with a very long finish. A remarkable wine.

Pair with meats such as lamb, beef or cheese.

Ageing potential: Drink now through 2027.

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Northern Rhone
Grape Varietal:
Grenache Syrah