Gigondas, Dauvergne Ranvier

Gigondas, Dauvergne Ranvier

The grapes are sourced from vineyards planted the east side of the appellation, between 200 and 350 metres above sea level. Grenache dominates: it makes up more than 90% of the blend, barely supported by Syrah. The concentration is, as a result of low-yield farming, generally about 40 hectolitres per hectare depending on the plot. Hand-harvested and de-stemmed, the grapes undergo a long fermentation to extract the compounds built up in the ripe grapes. A short period of oak ageing was allowed to help the wine increase in complexity. The nose shows rich flavours of blackcurrant, myrtle, liquorice and mocha with notes of pine, rosemary, smoke and a mineral element; the palate is powerful, with developed fruit and a long finish.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: France
  • Region: Rhône Valley
  • Vintage: 2013/2014
  • Producer: Dauvergne Ranvier
  • Primary grape: Grenache/Garnacha
  • Secondary grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Screwcap: Cork
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £15.05
  • Code: 31577
  • Expression: Barrel