Côtes du Rhône AOC Réserve Saint Just 2019, Domaine Gigondan

£14.45
Country
France
Region
Rhone Valley
Grape
Grenache
Syrah
Alcohol
13.5%
Style
Full & Fruity

As featured in the Independent

Organic Hydro Demineralised HA certified 

“My go to Cote du Rhone - brilliant value for money!”

 “This wine is fabulous! I could wax lyrical about the fruit, spice and herb aromas, the soft tannins, flavours of blackberries and summer herbs but the bottom line is...it's just gorgeous.”

Bruno Gigondan uses wild cultivation in his ancestral vineyard, leaving the vines to develop naturally with minimal pruning or intervention and with absolute respect for the environment and absolutely no chemicals. The vineyard is on flat table land with optimum exposition all day. Grapes are hand harvested at full ripeness before being de-stemmed and fermented for 10 days at low temperature. The wine is aged in tank for 18 months before a light filtration.

Ruby red colour with a delicate, spiced, black pepper, berry fruit and mulled wine on the nose. Elegant soft tannins, ripe raspberry and blackberry fruits with undertones of cinnamon and thyme. Well balanced red fruit, with a spicy finish. 

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Quantity
£14.45

About the vineyard

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. Bruno and his wife Nanda 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. These growers do what they do with such heart and grace - and they need our support as much as we need wines like these.