2010 Moulin de la Gardette "Tradition" Gigondas

SKU #1135660 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Dark red. Captivating aromas of black raspberry, cherry, floral oils and smoky herbs. Sweet, juicy and expansive, with intense dark fruit flavors lifted by mineral and spice nuances. Bright acidity gives focus and life to a juicy finish with a lingering note of lavender pastille. Finishes long and subtle, with very fine-grained tannins.  (1/ 2013)

Wine Spectator

 A fresh, pure style, with a mix of red currant, cherry preserves and damson plum fruit, backed by floral and spice notes on the stylish finish. Drink now through 2018. (Web-2013)

K&L Notes

A rich Grenache-based wine from one of our favorite producers in Gigondas. It's 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Cinsault grapes, destemmed but not crushed for a gentle fermentation. Some say that Gigondas is the real soul of the Grenache grape and classic Southern Rhone terroir and we're able to offer this classic Gigondas blend for about half the starting price of Châteauneuf-du-Pape! 14.5% abv.

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By: Melissa Smith |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 4/2/2014  | Send Email
The Grenache based Gigondas are such a pleasure to drink with simple, hearty fare. The 2010 Moulin de la Gardette Tradition shows ripe, soft fruit, and subtle floral aromatics. This would be great with a rosemary and thyme stuffed roasted chicken with pan fried potatoes and an enriched, butter finished pan sauce.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Specific Appellation:

Gigondas

Alcohol Content (%): 14.5