Gigondas Domaine Les Pallières, Les Racines 2015

VIGNOBLES BRUNIER

Gigondas Domaine Les Pallières, Les Racines
2015

Product code
721515
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Rhône Valley
Subregion
Southern Rhône
Appellation
Gin Forestier
Varietal(s)
Grenache Noir
Syrah
Cinsault
Clairette
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Availability
Winery's website

About this winery

From its humble beginnings in 1898, Vignobles Brunier has become one of the great family domaines of the Southern Rhône. Fourth generation brothers Daniel and Frédéric Brunier now oversee a very impressive array of properties, including La Roquète (Chateâuneuf-du-Pape), Les Pallières (Gigondas), and Le Pigeoulet (Vin de Pays de Vaucluse) as well as the legendary flagship Le Vieux Télégraphe. They have even expanded their activities to Lebanon, where they are now winegrowers at Massaya...

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Notes about product

The vineyard has been built mainly into single-row terraces, to cope with the very steep slopes. The soil, which is partly covered by limestone rock slides is very shallow and sits on a highly compact layer of red clay. Average age of vines is 70 years.

Winemaking notes

Grapes are hand-picked, gently crushed and destemmed, followed by 25-30 days’ traditional fermentation in temperature controlled concrete and wooden vats. Pneumatic pressing is followed by systematic malolactic fermentation. The wine is then aged for 20 months in French oak foudres (60 hl), bottled unfined and unfiltered, then released at 2 years.

Tasting notes

“Racines”, a cuvée made with grapes from the estate’s oldest vines, has the velvet, depth and harmony that defines old world Grenache, and as such has very high ageing potential.

*Revues de presse*

Jeb Dunnuck

94+ Points

Jeb Dunnuck, October 2017

Cut from the same cloth, the 2015 Gigondas Racines offers darker fruits, as well as more minerality, yet is slightly closed and needs 2-3 years of bottle age. Garrigue, black cherries, currants, scorched earth, and licorice all flow to a full-bodied Gigondas that has ripe tannin and terrific length. It’s a classic beauty well worth your time and money.

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