Prestige

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Vintage: 2020
Grape Varieties: 50% grenache, 30% syrah, 20% mourvèdre
Vineyard: between 30 and 40 years old vines
Havest: manual

Colour: intense ruby colour with rich and dark violet tints.
Bouquet: expressive and complex, it opens up on notes of liquorice as well as coffee, cocoa, little wild red fruit and scents from the garrigue.
Palate: concentrated and rich with powerful and elegant tannins. Harmonious finish with lasting aromas of spices, liquorice and red fruits.

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Description

Grape Varieties: 50% grenache, 30% syrah, 20% mourvèdre
Yield: 25 hl/ha
Vineyard: between 30 and 40 years old vines
Terroir: very South end of the appellation Gigondas, Dentelles de Montmirail, blue clay banks and calcareous scree
Maturation: 18 months in oak barrels (20% new wood) and enamelled tanks
Vintage: 2020

Plots located exclusively in the Dentelles de Montmirail. They are harvested by hand, destemmed and then vinified in stainless steel tanks. The maceration period lasts 4 to 5 weeks.

The Syrah plots are located on drought sensitive, clayey slopes, the yield is very small (15 hl/ha) and the resulting wines very concentrated. In order to refine this Syrah with its dense substance and raw tannins it needs to pass some time in barrels. Grenache and Mourvèdre are found on calcareous scree slopes at an altitude of 300 m. Due to the cooler nights at this altitude they add roundness and balance to the wines. Part of the wine is matured in older barrels.

Tasting

Colour: intense ruby colour with rich and dark violet tints.
Bouquet: expressive and complex, it opens up on notes of liquorice as well as coffee, cocoa, little wild red fruit and scents from the garrigue.
Palate: concentrated and rich with powerful and elegant tannins. Harmonious finish with lasting aromas of spices, liquorice and red fruits.

Food pairing suggestions

Starters: game terrine. Beef tataki with sesame, figatellu toast.
Main courses: beef chop with marrow bone, pulled duck confit, pigeon salmi, lightly chocolatey wild boar stew, tournedos with green pepper and spelt risotto.
Cheeses: dry goat cheese, bleu de Gex, Comté (matured for 18 months).
Chocolate: dark chocolate with a peppery ganache or a cherry or raspberry flavoured ganache.

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

This cuvee can be savoured young to enjoy its fruitiness, its flattering aromas of wood and its elegant tannins. After 6-7 years, the wooden notes will have faded to give way to a striking structure of strength, with rounded tannins, aromas of spices and liquor preserved prunes.

Awards

Gigondas Red Prestige 2020
• Rated 90/100 in Dussert-Gerber wine guide 2024
• 1 star in the Guide Hachette des Vins 2024

Gigondas Red Prestige 2019
• Vinalies GRAND OR (gold) Medal 2022
• 1 star in the Guide Hachette des Vins 2023

Gigondas Red Prestige 2017
• Vinalies Gold Medal 2020

Gigondas Red Prestige 2016
• Silver Medal – Concours Mondial Féminalise – Paris 2019
• Rated 93 by Andreas Larsson, World’s Best Sommelier, February 2019; www.blindtasted.com
• Trophy for best Gigondas in the Vaucluse Winegrowers’ Savoir Faire trophy in 2019
• Coup de cœur 3 stars in the Guide Hachette 2020