2018 Gigondas Chapoutier Rhône Valley Red

St Barth’s Wine

The village of Gigondas was a wine-growing area up until the time of the phylloxera epidemic at the end of the 20th Century. As a consequence of the disaster, Gigondas chose to turn towards olive growing. However, following the " Black Frosts " in 1956 which destroyed the greater part of its olive trees Gigondas reverted to wine growing, re-implanting high-quality vineyards and which nevertheless had to wait until 1971 before gaining A.O.C. acknowledgment. A majority of Grenache, and then Syrah, Cinsault, and Mourvèdre.

Great ruby-red color. Powerful and fine, aromas of strawberry jam and pepper. The attack is floral, tannic and spicy.

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