Wine Advocate 90 points - A blend of roughly 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah that’s aged in older foudre and tank, the 2010 Gigondas Les Garancieres offers a peppery, spice-driven profile, with plenty of black cherry, seaweed, leather and licorice aromas developing in the glass. Medium-bodied, rich and savory, with building tannin and good length, it should be given another year or so in the cellar, and drink nicely through 2020. (Dec 2013)
A collection of old Grenache, Syrah and
Mourvèdre vines planted in different plots all over
the Gigondas area to ensure a perfect balance on
each vintage (Alluvial calcareous clay terraces, red
clay and old broken stone terraces).
|Grenache 80%, Syrah 10%, Mourvèdre 10%.
|By dint of faith and sheer hard work, the wine-growers of Gigondas have replaced the olive tree with the vine. They have thereby made a name for themselves.
Here, wild and uncommon, a bird watches over the domain : the Grand-duc owl which sings, (known as « Canta duc » in Provencal), his name has become over time « Santa Duc ».
Generous, fruity and concentrated, the vines reflect the soil and the way in which they are produced.