Grenache VdP du Comté de Grignan 2021, Domaine Gigondan
From one of our favourite vineyards, this 100% Grenache is made by Bruno Gigondan in his more than organic vineyard in the heart of the Cotes du Rhone.
Bruno uses 100% Grenache grapes grown on 65 year old vines to make this stand out red. The vines for this parcel are on the flat table lands so get plenty of sunshine. He uses wild viticulture - meaning he allows the vines to go their own sweet way - rather than using more common pruning techniques - and no chemicals at all are used in this 'more than organic' vineyard. One of only two vineyards to use the Hydro Agly process of demineralising rain water that is used in the special tinctures and tisanes with which he nurtures his vines. Outstanding in every way.
Deep purple colour with a black cherry, cardamom and pink pepper nose. Lots more cherries on the palate alongside blackcurrants, black olives and lots of herbs and spice. Long, smooth finish with elegant tannins.