Gigondas Quiot Red 2017

Our « Hommage à Jérôme Quiot » are wines which, by their fruity side are approachable to many amateurs. They put forward their characteristics of the appellation they belong to. We chose to make these wines “Pleasure Wines“ combining the terroirs tradition and a fruity trend for a wise and relaxed consumption.

Story

The wine
This Gigondas is produced on our own domain and comes from a particular blend and vinification in order to bring out the fruit and smoothness that a Gigondas can have, tannic wine in essence.
Location
Slopes shaped by human hand to provide a welcoming home for the vines. Nestled at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail, which deep roots nourish those of the top of the appellation, Gigondas harbors wonders. . The grey limestone soils resulting from it provide unique and well-structured terroirs. These in turn produce red wines with aromas of brandied fruit, developing over time into earthy, truffled notes, while the complex, shimmering rosés display notes of red fruits, almonds, and spices.
Terroir
Well-exposed slopes that benefit from the micro-climate in the Trignon Valley. Grabel and limestone scree.
Vinification
Hand-harvesting and partial de-stemming. Pumping over twice a day and temperature control.
Varietals
Grenache noir
Mourvèdre
Syrah
Specifications
Alcohol content: 14.5 ABV

Advice

Ageing potential
5 to 10 years, 10 to 15 years
Tasting notes
Dark crimson colour. Dark berry, leather and light spice aromas.Silky on the palate with powerful tannins.Excellent length.
Food and wine pairings
Serve it at 16-17°C with, for example, duck with olives.