Gigondas: Pascal Frères 2011
Textbook 'cigar box and spice' Gigondas aromas with a palate of warm, autumnal fruit elegant tannins and a soft rounded finish.
Yves Chéron (aka Pascal Frères) is a Négociant-Vinificateur – a wine merchant and winemaker, who lives on an attractive estate below the Dentelles de Montmirail. He produces his own Gigondas, Grand Montmirail, from vineyards at the domaine, as well as vinifying wines from bought in grapes at his négociant enterprise, Pascal Frères, which is situated between Gigondas and Vacqueyras.
- Red Wine, Dry (Sec), Full-bodied
- Rhone, Gigondas
- Pascal Frères
- Grape variety (Cépage):
- Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault
- Immediately accessible from release, but keeps well.
- Hand harvested grapes are macerated and fermented in stainless steel vats then racked in used oak barrels for at least a year before bottling.
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
What others think of this wine...
Phil Parrish - The Yorkshire Journal, 01/11/2015 says:In a traditional style are wines from Gigondas. Generally these are dense, big, rich and alcoholic wines. Try a bottle of Pascal Freres 2011 Gigondas from the acknowledged Rhone experts Yapp Brothers.