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Vintage2017

RegionRhône Valley

AppellationGigondas

Vine Age26 Years

Soil Type3 terroirs: -Soft clay and limestone -Alluvium with chattered stones -Sapphire glass and sandstone

Sizes Available750 mL

ClosureCork

Food PairingRed meat and BBQ

Press91 Pts, Wine Spectator
91 Pts, Wine Enthusiast
91-92 Pts, Vinous
90 Pts, Jeb Dunnuck
92 Pts, James Suckling
90 Points or above for the last 8 vintages!

VinificationPartial de-stemming of the grapes. One third of the wine spends about a year in barrel before being blended with the concrete tanks. The concrete tanks all receive Malolactic fermentation. 15 out of 60 barrels are changed every year. During the 3 to 4 weeks of vatting time, the wine is being pumped over several times a day according to tastings. The wine is cold soaked before fermentation then stays around 25C as long as needed and finishes around 30C which rounds and softens the wine.

Tasting Notes Nearly dense very dark garnet with purple rim. The warm, generous aroma displays mature black cherry with a suggestion of jam and spice. In the mouth, this Gigondas is far more restrained and less expressive at this stage. The moderately full taste is not dense and offers underlying ripe black cherry matched by notable acidity and ripe tannin which come up at the conclusion. This Gigondas combines ripe fruit qualities with the tension from limestone soils. Needs to be kept to 2017 to open fully and will likely evolve beyond that point.

Trignon Gigondas