2010 Moulin de la Gardette "Tradition" Gigondas
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.
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.