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2016 La Ferme du Mont "Jugunda" Gigondas

SKU #1376647 94 points Wine Enthusiast

 Hedonistic is an apt word to describe this luscious, perfumed sip full of black plum and cherry flavors. It’s unabashedly ripe and rich but maintains an upright edge marked by earth and mineral tones. The finish is long and silky, framed by chalky tannins and whiffs of rose and violet. Delicious already but should improve through 2028. Seaview Imports. (AI) *Editor's Choice*  (12/2018)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Hints of mocha mark the nose of the 2016 Gigondas Cotes Jugunda, a small portion of which spent time in oak. An 80-20 blend of Grenache and Syrah, this medium to full-bodied wine showcases notes of roses and raspberries, then adds dried spices on the finish. Fresh and long, it's a fine example of the elegance this appellation can exhibit in the right hands. (JC)  (8/2018)

90-92 points Jeb Dunnuck

 Stepping outside Châteauneuf du Pape, both the Gigondas and Vacqueyras from Vedeau are outstanding wines. The 2016 Gigondas Jugunda (80/20 Grenache and Syrah) is a medium to full-bodied, pure, elegant and downright classy 2016 that has lots of strawberries, spring flowers, sappy herbs and a hint of vanilla bean aromatics. Raised mostly in concrete tanks, with 50% in second-fill demi-muids, it’s going to evolve nicely for 10-12 years. 90-92+  (10/2017)

K&L Notes

La Ferme du Mont is the passion project of Stephane Vedeau who cultivates some 50 hectares of grapes in various spots throughout the Southern Rhône. All vines are cultivated without the use of pesticides and chemicals. Each site is meant to be the truest reflection of the terroir and the grapes they produce. The Gigondas comes from two specific soils types: the first is from 60 year old vines on fractured limestone and red clay and the other is Jurassic limestone from a higher altitude site sitting at 600 meters right in the shadow of the Dentelles de Montmirail. The blend is made up of Grenache and Syrah with a splash of Mourvedre, and is aged for 18 months in a mix of oak barrel and concrete tanks.


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Staff Image By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/9/2018 | Send Email
We've reached critical mass here. Of all the wines in Stephane Vedeau's portfolio, this may be my biggest standout. Everything in the glass screams Gigondas, from the panoply of garrigue and black pepper notes to the brambly blackberry and red cherry fruits. The palate is fleshy, the tannins are sweet, this is a real humdinger of a wine.

Staff Image By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/26/2018 | Send Email
Blessed with an impressive line-up of Southern Rhone wines from the flirting with perfection 2016 vintage, the "Jugenda" Gigondas is superbly choreographed, with Grenache as the seasoned principle, partnered with Syrah in a a classic pas de deux singled out for its fleshy, intertwined red fruits, warm spices, precocious floral aromatics, all lingering long upon the palate and proving that elegance, poise and power can co-exist in a single bottle of wine. What a lovely, memorable performance!
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Additional Information:

Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
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.
Specific Appellation:

Gigondas

Alcohol Content (%): 14
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