Domaine de Piaugier Gigondas
WINE TYPE: Red
VARIETALS: 70% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah
VINEYARD: 40-45 year old vines grown on the cooler side of the Dentelles de Montmirail, the small range of mountains that divide the appellation.
SOIL: Clay with limestone and sand
VITICULTURE: Organically farmed and hand harvested
VINIFICATION: Traditional vinification in oak.
AGING: Aged in combination of foudres and barrels.
PRODUCTION: 265 cases
Deep ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes candied dark berries, apricot and incense, and a smoky nuance builds as the wine opens up. Sweet and broad in the mouth, offering juicy, spice-laced blackberry, peach nectar and candied lavender flavors that tighten up steadily on the back half. Smooth and sweet on the gently tannic finish, which hangs on with strong, spicy tenacity.