Le Pas de Montmirail, AOC Gigondas, Rouge, 2018

Presentation

The wine
Nestled in the heart of the Dentelles de de Montmirail massif, Gigondas is one of the finest crus of the Rhone Valley. Le Pas de Montmirail comes from selected high-altitude terroirs with limestone soil on the surface and clay soil deeper down. This accounts for the wine’s elegance, as well as its powerful, generous side.
Terroir
The terroirs that produce our Gigondas consist mainly of limestone soil with a clay subsoil, which accounts for the wine’s rich character.
Vinification
All grape bunches are destemmed and the wine is fermented traditionally with temperature control and pigeage (punching down the cap). The wine is stays on the skins in vat for 15 days.
Varietals
Grenache : 77%
Mourvèdre : 6%
Syrah : 17%

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
Powerful, complex bouquet. Very smooth on the palate. A subtle, intense Gigondas.
Food pairing
It is ideal with beef and gratin dauphinois, as well as strong cheeses, cepes risotto, baked potatoes.