Domaine Carobelle, AOP Gigondas, Rouge, 2018

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The wine
This estate is located in the foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail in the heart of southern France, between 300 and 500 metres in altitude. Domaine de Carobelle has been producing pure, natural, elegant wines for several generations. Grown organically, with passion and rigour by Jean Paul Grangeon, the old Grenache and Syrah vines produce a balanced, rich, and complex wine with intense black fruit and spicy flavours.
Terroir
This Gigondas owes its rich, complex flavour to a fine terroir with clay soil.
Vinification
The vines are treated exclusively with natural plant protection products. This organic approach enables us to produce a natural healthy wine that reflects the terroir of Gigondas. The grapes are picked and meticulously sorted by hand. Our cellarmaster ferments the grapes traditionally to guarantee wine that is faithful to the terroir. It is then aged for 6-8 months to make the tannins round and to add the aromatic complexity worthy of the finest wines of Gigondas.
Maturing
Finally, the aging on fine lees, between 6 and 8 months, rounds tannins and brings an aromatic complexity worthy of the biggest Gigondas.
Varietals
Grenache : 60%
Syrah : 30%
Cinsault : 10%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 15 % vol.

Advice

Tasting notes
This wine has a lovely dark colour. It is balanced, rich, and complex on the palate. The lovely bouquet of forest fruit (blackberry and blueberry) and spice (pepper and cinnamon) is enhanced by aeration.
Food pairing
This wine is perfect with veal, or dark chocolate cake, and benefits from decanting.

Reviews

Bronze
1er Prix Super Jury