Gigondas `Cuvee Tradition` Dom. Gour de Chaule Organic 2020

Country
France
Region
Southern Rhone
Producer
Domaine du Gour de Chaule
Grape(s)
Grenache (80%)
Syrah (15%)
Mourvèdre (5%)
Type
Red
Style
Robust
Oaked Style
Oaked
Body Style
Full bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Not applicable
Alcohol Content
14.5%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
Organic
Sustainable
Yes-certified sustainable
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

The Southern Rhone is home to many famous appellations with a great variety of soils and microclimates, though in general sees ideal growing conditions that are warm and dry, with the Mistral wind proving a defining feature. Grenache forms the backbone of southern Rhône blends, including Châteauneuf du Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueyras. With a range of varieties grown, the region sees a range of styles produced from quality red and white wines to the aromatic dessert wine Muscat de Beaumes de Venise.

Producer

Domaine du Gaour de Chaule was established at the begining of the last century where it was split between the production of olives and vines. As the years progressed it became more focussed on winemaking and from the 1970s onwards the estate has been bottling and selling its own wines. The estate has 10 hectares planted predominantly with Grenache. The rest of the vineyards are planted with Syrah, Mourvedre and a little Cinsault for making rose.
Tasting Notes
A deep almost black colour, this Organic Gigondas offers an exceptionally concentrated nose of wild herbs, black olives and black fruits. It is rich and mouthfilling, with amazing weight of fruit on the palate and balanced by soft rounded tannins. Notes of blackcurrant, plum and pepper linger on the palate creating an exceptionally long finish. Currenty in conversion to organic, will be certified in 2020.
Food
Accompany with game, red meats and powerful cheeses.