2015 Cécile Chassagne Gigondas

SKU #1308932 90-92 points Vinous

 Vivid ruby-red. Perfumed aromas of ripe red berries, candied flowers and garrigue pick up a hint of peppery spices as the wine opens up. Juicy and expansive in the mouth, offering sweet, spice-tinged raspberry, cherry and floral pastille flavors lifted by a spine of tangy acidity. Finishes long and appealingly sweet, featuring smooth tannins and suave, floral-dominated persistence. (JR)  (9/2017)

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Named for the family's second-generation winemaker, Cécile Chassagne took over the vineyard in Gigondas that had been originally planted by her father in 1974. This blend of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah is made in a traditional method without destemming. A long fermentation in open-topped wood tanks is followed by aging the wine for four months in new Allier oak. The resulting wine is a medium-bodied, meaty and elegant expression of Gigondas terroir.

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Staff Image By: Blake Conklin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/18/2018 | Send Email
There's something really special and unique about Cecile Chassagne's 2015 Gigondas that sets it apart from other Gigondas wines I've had from various producers. This is definitely one of the prettiest Gigondas blends I've had, and one of my personal favorites that we carry in the store. Beautifully balanced acidity, and flavors of raspberry make this blend a very pleasant experience, even for those who normally don't drink wine every day. I opened this bottle up with my roommate who's not a wine guy, but he thought this was one of the best bottle of wines he ever had. Definitely worth a whirl.

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Rhone Blends



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- 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.
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Alcohol Content (%): 14.5