Proprietors Celine and Bernard Chauvet own 37 acres in Gigondas, primarily on clay and limestone soils. Their Gigondas is composed mainly of Grenache with a smaller proportion of Syrah. Grapes are harvested by hand and carefully sorted. After fermentation the wine spends 12 months in old oak barrels. The wine is dense with flavours of concentrated dark fruit. This wine is perfect with leg of lamb, beef with wine sauce, roast pigeon, game and cheese. Serve it at a temperature of 18°. The wine will keep for up to 10 years, but will be at its best at between 3 and 6 years of age.
"Looking first at the 2014 Gigondas from tank, this blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah comes from a mix of terroirs spread throughout the appellation mostly composed of clay, sand and limestone soils. Completely destemmed and aged mostly in old oak barrels (25% is in cement tank), it has charming, medium-bodied and classic notes of red fruits, crushed flowers, incense and garrigue. It should be a textbook Gigondas that will drink nicely on release and evolve gracefully through 2024. 88-91 pts." (Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, Mar 2016).
This wine has a natural affinity with leg of lamb, beef with wine sauce, roasted pigeon, mushroom omelette, truffle omelette, game and cheese.