Création Grand Vin, AOC Gigondas, Rouge, 2017

Story

The wine
Our Grands Vins Créations combine the art and the magic of wine… These rare cuvées come from our finest plots and only in the best vintages. They reflect our experience and our passion. Made only in the best vintages, and with the greatest respect for tradition, this handcrafted wine represents the ultimate expertise of our artisan winegrowers handed down over generations.
Terroir
Éloquence, a great wine from Gigondas, is made from old Grenache vines that grow on sunny slopes at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail. Consisting of limestone and a layer of blue clay, the soil produces outstandingly rich, complex wines.
Vinification
Long fermentation (20-30 days) with daily pumping over and «délestage» (rack and return). Temperature control and regular tasting throughout theprocess to find the optimum balance between fruit and structure.
Maturing
Ageing: 9 months in oak barrels and 9 months in vat.

Advice

Tasting notes
Deep ruby-red colour and a powerful nose with notes of blackcurrant and subtle hints of toast, spice and garrigue. Strong, yet elegant and smooth on the palate with flavours of black fruit, mocha and liquorice. The very long aftertaste confirms the quality of this great wine.
Food pairing
This fine wine is the perfect accompaniment to truffle ravioli, veal chop with chanterelle mushrooms, mature cheeses, and dark chocolate deserts.