Gigondas is an appellation d'origine contrôlée wine from the Vallée du Rhone
After many centuries of waiting, the terroir of gigondas has managed to forge an important place in French viticulture, thanks to the conquest of the olive groves. Situated just north-east of Châteauneuf du Pape, the vineyard has three main terroirs: the flat areas with clayey-gravelly soils, the lower slopes with gravelly and sandy soils and the rocky slopes with clayey-limestone soils. This terroir is somewhat cooler than that of its neighbour Châteauneuf du Pape, producing wines with less alcohol. In fact, the harvest is delayed by two weeks due to the late ripening of the grapes.
The red wines are often very solid, full-bodied and really structured. Within the appellation, the production of white wine being unauthorized, 99% of the wines produced are red wines. The production of rosés is very small and remains confidential. Their ageing capacity is generally very long. Gigondas is reputed to produce serious wines of superb quality. With the wines of the appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas is the emperor of the lower Vallée-du-Rhône.
The wines are mostly marked by Grenache. Indeed, the rule of the appellation imposes a minimum of 50% grenache in the blend of each wine. The grape varieties, typical of the Vallée du Rhône, Syrah and Mauvrède complete it.
Although very difficult to find, some estates such as Saint Cosme, Santa Duc, St. Gayan, St Damien, des Papes or Perrin et fils produce cuvées from the oldest vines, the pre-phylloxera vines. Exceptional cuvées that are worth the long search. Nevertheless, the production being extremely minimal, these vintages are said to be impossible to find.
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