La Tour Sarrasine

16,80

Vintage: 2018
Grape Varieties: 70% grenache, 15% syrah, 15% mourvèdre
Vineyard: between 30 and 60 years old vines
Havest: manual

Colour: beautifully intense garnet colour.
Bouquet: reveals notes of liquorice, liquor preserved red fruits, the garrigue and white pepper.
Palate: round, generous, and enhanced by a dense substance as well as the flavours of the garrigue.

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Description

Grape Varieties: 70% grenache, 15% syrah, 15% mourvèdre
Vineyard: between 30 and 60 years old vines
Yield: low yield of 30 hl/ha
Terroir: southern end of the appellation Gigondas, Dentelles de Montmirail (calcareous soils)
Vintage: 2018

This powerful and warm wine is the result of a selection of exceptional terroirs.
Our Gigondas vineyards are actually located on the arid slopes of the Dentelles de Montmirail. The Mistral wind blows regularly on those hillsides which are surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation.
Moreover, as soil is scarce, the ground is rocky and sometimes our vines even grow on stone fields.

This terroir produces a wine that can be kept for up to 10 years without problems.
This cuvée is a traditional blend of grape varieties in Gigondas. Manual harvest.

The grapes are partially destemmed for the fermentation and 5 weeks of maceration are necessary to tame this exceptional terroir. Matured for 24 months in stainless steel or concrete vats.

Tasting

Colour: beautifully intense garnet colour.
Bouquet: reveals notes of liquorice, liquor preserved red fruits, the garrigue and white pepper.
Palate: round, generous, and enhanced by a dense substance as well as the flavours of the garrigue.

Food pairing suggestions

Starters: game terrine.
Main courses: pluma with ceps and pumpkin, beef tongue with spicy sauce, capon stuffed with truffle, roast beef with morel sauce, wild boar stew.
Cheeses: Reblochon, Saint-Nectaire…

Serving temperature: serve at 16 °C (61 °F). Decant old vintages.

Awards

AOP Gigondas Red La Tour Sarrasine 2022
• Rated 93/100 Magazine Decanter 2023
• Rated 16.5/20 by www.jancisrobinson.com

AOP Gigondas Red La Tour Sarrasine 2018
• Rated 14.5/20 – Magazine RVF Special Edition Vintage 2018
• Silver Medal – Concours Général Agricole 2020
• Rated 15.5 by Richard Heming MW

AOP Gigondas Red La Tour Sarrasine 2017
• Rated 16 by Richard Hemming for Jancis Robinson
• Rated 15.5-16 by Roberto Petronio for Revue des Vins de France
• Rated 89-91+ by Joe Czerwinski for Wine Advocate – August 2018

AOP Gigondas Red La Tour Sarrasine 2016
• Rated 91–93 by Josh Raynolds in August 2018
• Rated 94 by Joe Czerwinski – Wine Advocate – August 2018
• Rated 93 by Jeb Dunnuck – August 2018
• Rated 91 by A. Lee Lijima – Wine Enthusiast – December 2018
• Gold Medal – Concours Mondial Féminalise – Paris 2019

AOP Gigondas Red La Tour Sarrasine 2014
Tasting video of Andreas Larsson, elected World's Best Sommelier in 2007