Gigondas 2017 Racines - Domaine Les Pallières
Gigondas - Owner Brunier family : Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe
(93 - 95)/100
Cellaring potential: 2021 - 2030
Tasted by Joe Czerwinski in 2019: "Though riper and more concentrated than the Terrasse du Diable bottling, the 2017 Gigondas Les Racines shares a similarly nervous structure. The fruit is powerful: raspberry is delivered on a palate with texture and that finishes crisp and a bit lacy. Give it a few years in the cellar, and it should be perfect for drinking over the next 10 years."
Owned by the Brunier family (or Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe and American importer Kermit Lynch), Domaine Les Pallières bottles two cuvées of Gigondas each year. The Terrasse du Diable comes from the highest and coolest parcels, while Les Racines comes from the plateau surrounding the estate itself and includes the oldest vines on the property. Of the two, Le Diable is generally the more powerful wine, but it never seems to lack elegance. There is also an interesting barrel-fermented rosé produced as a Vin de France.
|Note||Between 95 and 97|
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 75 cl|
|Areas of Rhône||Vieux Télégraphe|