Gigondas is one of the best known grand cru in the Southern Rhône Valley producing wonderfully concentrated, powerful and complex wines.
Wine Makers Notes
A mouthful of red and dark fruit, with notes of graphite, spices and leather
Food pairing: An intensely rich wine, to drink with any great meal of substance. This wine is bold and rich, whilst retaining a beautiful minerality. Think baked lamb, duck confit or a coq au vin rouge. This is a fine wine that will open up beautifully if decanted at least one hour before service.
Blend: 90 % Grenache (95 years old), 10 % Syrah (85 years old)
One of our favourite Rhone producers. They are well worth a visit if you are ever in the area.
Domaine Font de Michelle owns 27 hectares of vines in the Chateauneuf region. 25 hectares are used for planting red wine grapes and 2 hectares are reserved for the production of Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc. Like many estates, the soils and terroirs are spread-out and varied, with different soils. Their best land is situated on the La Crau plateau. They also have vines in the Croix de Bois lieu-dit they purchased in 2016. They have a south east facing terroir with rocks, stone, clay and limestone soils. However, their vineyards are widely dispersed throughout the appellation. The vineyards are farmed using organic farming techniques.