Châteauneuf du Pape: Domaine Saint Gayan 2013
A silky Châteauneuf' from Gigondas guru, Jean-Pierre Meffre, who owns half a hectare of vines in the north-east sector of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, sandwiched between Beaucastel and Domaine de la Janasse at Courthèzon.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Rhône, Châteauneuf du Pape|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre, Syrah|
|Vinification||Grapes from vines with an average age of 55+ years are vinified and then aged in demi-muids for 12 months.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||15|
Domaine Saint Gayan (Jean-Pierre Meffre)
The Meffres have been vignerons at Gigondas since the 17th Century and have played a key role in the success of the appellation. Roger Meffre (Jean-Pierre's father) was president of the Syndicat des Vignerons de Gigondas and was instrumental in winning Appellation Contrôllée status for Gigondas in 1971 and changing the law regarding the wine's Grenache content (raised from a maximum of 65% to 85% in 1985). The 33 hectare Domaine Saint Gayan, now run by Jean-Pierre, is one of the commune's finest estates and an important player in our portfolio.
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