"The 2009 Gigondas exhibits sweet, jammy plum, black cherry and foresty notes, silky tannins and a medium to full-bodied, charming, seductive style that begs for consumption over the next 5-6 years." 89 points.
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate, October 2011.
- Bottle £16.25
- Bottle Case £195.00
Textbook ‘cigar box and spice’ Gigondas aromas with a palate of warm, autumnal fruit elegant tannins and a soft rounded finish.
- Bottle £14.95
- Bottle Case £179.40
Showing a spicy, baked stone-fruit quality with gently warming tannins, that is redolent of this craggy, arid, sun-kissed landscape. It cries out for bold, rustic cuisine and will mature gracefully for a decade or longer in good vintages.
- Bottle £16.50
- Bottle Case £198.00
Gigondas Wine - Buy Wines from the Gigondas Region of France
The appellation of Gigondas lies on the east bank of the Rhône below the Dentelles de Montmirail, some 15 kilometres due east of Orange. Gigondas is a former Côtes du Rhône ‘villages’ that was promoted up to full cru status in 1971. Other appellations to follow this upwardly mobile route have been Vacqueyras (1990), red Beaumes de Venise and Vinsobres (both 2005), and Rasteau from the 2009 vintage. Here in the centre of the southern Rhône, Grenache is the dominant grape variety which is blended with lesser volumes of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault to produce full-bodied, earthy, sun-kissed wines with a strong sense of terroir.
The Meffres, who are based in Gigondas, are amongst our longest serving suppliers, producing classic, well structured wines of considerable longevity while the Chéron family, who trade as 'Pascal Frères' deserve commendation for aging their wines prior to release. The recent vintage run has been exceptional, with 2009, 2007 and 2005 all yielding outstanding wines that are approachable now but should take a further 5 to 10 years bottle-age in their stride.