The best places to visit when exploring Grenache grapes
Day Trip to Gigondas
Once a simple Cotes du Rhone du Village, the village of Gigondas produced fabulous Grenache wines with such consistency that the wines were finally recognized with their own appellation in 1971. While in the past Grenache may have played a bigger role in the wines of Gigondas, the grape is still the base for the region’s finest wines.
This domaine produces a classic Gigondas: Grenache rounded out with local varieties, with dollops of Merlot and Cabernet adding complexity and mid-palate richness. This is a deceptive wine, needing a bit of age to show its best, but a worthy addition to any cellar.
Les Hautes Garrigues
Phone. 00 33 4 90 65 84 49
Fax. 00 33 4 90 65 81 63
If you’re looking for a more typical example of the richness Grenache can achieve in Gigondas, I can think of no better property to visit than the Domaine du Cayron. These are rich, sometimes chewy wines that show Grenache’s earthy and peppery side as well as the rich depth of fruit that distinguishes the finest wines of Gigondas.
Domaine du Cayron - 84190 GIGONDAS
Rue de la Liberation
Tél : 04.90.65.87.46