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Type: Gigondas

Alcohol Level: 14%

Grape Variety Used: 60 to 70% Red Grenache with the balance Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre

Length/Type of Fermentation: Hand harvested at maturity. This Gigondas is vinified in the traditionnal way with daily pumping over.

Length/Type of Aging: Part of the wine ages in oak casks, the other part in vats. Bottling after 12 to 16 months of maturing.

The village of Gigondas has been a quality winegrowing area since Roman times and has seen a resurgence in the 20th Century gaining A.O.C. designation in 1971. The region has sandy molasses, clay or old alluvial deposits with shingles and grows wine in a similar style to neighboring Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

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