Le Pas de Montmirail, AOC Gigondas, Rouge, 2019

‘Tasty wines for tasty moments’, that’s what the Rhonéa signature range stands for.

Story

The wine
As in cooking, we carefully select terroirs and grape varieties to best express the original flavours of each appellation in a fruity, expressive style with silky tannins. Each cuvée is enjoyable from the moment it is bottled. The final blending is carried out with Chefs Disciples d'Escoffier, so that each wine is associated with the world of gastronomy from the start.
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
Syrah
Mourvèdre
Specifications
Alcohol content: 15 ABV
Vignerons en Développement Durable

Advice

Serving
Best decanted and enjoyed at 16-18°C. Enjoyable young, but will improve for 5-8 years.
Tasting notes
Light garnet color with purple reflections. Floral nose with notes of dried flowers, roses, peonies. In the mouth, it is smooth and fresh. A satiny structure, a lacey touch cohabit with a beautifully intense aromatic concentration. One finds with pleasure the noble flowers, some sweet spices, fruits macerated in alcohol but without excess heat. A balance on greediness and distinction. Open 1 hour before serving at around 16°C.
Wine Tasting Video
Food and wine pairings
This satin mouth feel, let's respect it for the harmony. Confit of beef chuck and baker's apple, for the fondant, the smooth texture. Duck parmentier with hazelnut flakes for the play of textures. For the vegans: veggie cannelloni, spinach, oyster mushrooms, tomato and tofu. Complexity in this dish, but a soft texture: all the ingredients for a love marriage!

Reviews

16/20