Gigondas: Domaine Saint Gayan 'Origine' 2015
"The lightest and most approachable of the three cuvées from Domaine Saint Gayan, the 2015 Gigondas Origine showcases cherries and red plums, medium to full body and supple tannins, picking up a dusting of cinnamon on the long finish. 89-91/100. Drink 2017 - 2025."
Joe Czerwinski - www.robertparker.com
This superb Gigondas from Domaine Saint Gayan is a reference point for the appellation, made from a traditional blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre that is vinified in cement vats prior to blending and bottling.
It is a powerful, brooding, uncompromising Rhône wine with great intensity and depth of flavour.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Rhône, Gigondas|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre, Syrah|
|Food & Wine Matching||Duck, Pheasant and Game|
|Cellarage||Commendably, never released without some maturity, this ages well in the medium term (2-10 years).|
|Vinification||Hand harvested Grenache Noir, Syrah and Mourvedre grapes are macerated and fermented in cement vats and racked in used oak barrels for at least a year before bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||14.5|
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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One Minute Review - Gigondas Domaine Saint Gayan
Jason Yapp reviews the Gigondas from Domaine Saint Gayan - an uncompromising Rhône wine with great intensity and depth of flavour.Yapp Brothers Videos