Domaine de Boissan Gigondas 'Vieilles Vignes', 2016
The Gigondas from Domaine de Boissan is an excellent winter wine which is produced from 40 year old vines on gravely terraces in the Rhone. A heady nose is followed by spiced perfumes of blackcurrant. On the palate the initial attack is powerful and strong but quickly giving way to characteristic stone fruit flavours like almonds and prunes. Aged for up to 12 months in barrels.
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Domaine de Boissan
The Domaine de Boissan is situated in the South-west of France in the Rhone Valley, close to the Montmirail Dentelles and the Ventoux. Formed from 2 wine making families which stretch back 5 generations to the first cellar which was built at the end of the 17th Century. Today the estate is run by Christian Bonfils who produces some truly exceptional wines from the 53ha that the domaine controls.
|Alcohol % by Vol.||14.0%|
|Style||Red - Full & round|
|Grape Type(s)||Grenache, Syrah|
The mighty Rhone River that cuts through the French countryside and lends it name to this auspicious wine region is the uniting force of the great tracts of farmland and vineyards either side of it. Some of the oldest vineyards in France decorate the valley, and the Rhone wine region produces quality wines that can compete with some of the finest Bordeaux and Burgundy wines on the market. It was not always this way however, and as the world catches up to the true richness available in Rhone wines, there are some excellent value wines to be found.