Our wines

Our wines are produced in the purest, traditional way with yields of approximately 30 hl/ha.

Manual harvesting normally begins around the 20 September and can take up to 12 days, followed by an intensive sorting process and destemming.

The winemaking is conducted in a traditional manner in order to preserve the typicity of the terroir and produce wines that are both complex and well-structured. Vatting for 21 days with daily pump overs during the fermentation; wines are then removed using a modern 22hl pneumatic press (since 2015).

Each year’s harvest is blended in the month of December in order to obtain a uniform wine that reflects each individual vintage.

Wines are then aged in old oak foudres for 12 months, which give them elegance and finesse. Our wines are neither fined nor filtered (hence some bottles will produce natural deposits).

Our wines are bottled by us at the Estate.

Gigondas

Varietals: 78% Grenache, 14% Syrah, 6% Cinsault, 2% Mourvèdre.
Soil type: Clay-limestone, ranging from sandy to very stony.
Yields: 30 hl/ha
Harvesting: 100% manual harvests followed by an intensive sorting process and destemming.
Vinification: Traditional. Machine-crushed. Unstemmed. Indigenous yeast fermentation. Vatting for 21 days with daily pump-overs.
Ageing: 100% old oak foudres for 12 months.
Bottle ageing: 8 to 10 years (and more for certain vintages).
Aspect: Ruby-purple robe with violet reflections.
Aromas: Bouquet of red fruits (black cherry) and black (black currant and blackberry), garrigue, spices (pepper), basil and lots of freshness.
Taste: Rich and hearty mouthfeel with notes of red fruits and aromatic herbs (basil and laurel). A mineral-rich and elegant wine associated with notes of truffles and flowers showing a gorgeously long finish.

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Also available in Magnum 150 cl and Jeroboam 300 cl.
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Distribution

We produce approximately 30,000 bottles of Gigondas Rouge per year of which 70% is exported and available in Germany, Australia, Belgium, Canada, South Korea, Denmark, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.

The remaining 30% are sold in France broken down as follows:

  • 12% Private clients
  • 9% On-trade
  • 9% Off-trade
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