Côtes du Rhône AOC 2021, Domaine Gigondan M. & Fils
Top selling vineyard
A white wine from one of our most popular vineyards, in the heart of the Cotes du Rhone.
The tiny Domaine Gigondan is one of only two vineyards in France to collect, demineralise and recycle natural rainwater in the homeopathic preparations they use to treat the vines. They believe in 'Wild Viticulture' where vines are left unpruned and to go their own sweet way. Every grape is hand selected and hand picked then reselected on sorting tables to make sure that only the very ripest and best go into the wine. The growers have chosen not to subscribe to one of the formalised Organic certifications although their methods are way beyond minimum requirements - they prefer their independence while operating a chemical free winery.
Gigondan also grows wonderful organic lavender that surrounds the vines amongst the wild rosemary and thyme. A real haven for local wildlife, insects, birds and animals.
Bright lemony yellow with gold glints. A generous, complex nose with plenty of floral and fruit overtones. Apricots, peaches and exotic fruits on the palate with notes of fresh almonds and a delicate, elegant and fresh finish.