Gigondas Wine

 

Gigondas is a village and wine appellation in the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains in France. This is an all red wine-producing region, with roots in ancient Roman culture (at a time when white wine was also made here). The name derives from the Latin Jocunditas, which means “great pleasure,” as it had been a sort of vacation haven for Roman soldiers. Wine production enjoyed a quiet growth through the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance. A Gigondas won a prestigious gold medal at an agricultural fair in Paris in 1894. However, for much of the 1800s and early 1900s, the juice was often sent to other parts of France to bulk out weaker wines. Quality has improved greatly since then. It became an official Cotes du Rhone Villages AOC in the 1950s, and struck out to become its own AOC in 1971.
 
The vineyards are situated high into the Montmirail slopes, with limestone soils in some parts and sandier, more free-draining soils in others. It’s noticeably cooler than nearby Read more »

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  • Colombard

    History of the grape: Colombard is believed to be a crossing of Gouais Blanc and Chenin Blanc, although horticultural...

  • Cinsault

    History of the grape: Cinsau(l)t has been growing in Southern France for centuries. In the Rhone and Languedoc region...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Gigondas La Cave

    In the heart of the old village of Gigondas, discover a sunny and original Tasting Cellar, with o...

  • SCEA Jean-Pierre Cartier

    Gigondas, du latin Jucunditas qui signifie joie et allégresse, est un ancien village fortifié. L...

  • Domaine Grand Romane

    Since several generations our family is linked to Gigondas. Owner of 7 hectares (17 acres) near t...

  • Domaine des Tourelles

    The origin ot Domaine des Tourelles goes back to the 19th century joining the history of Lebanon'...

  • Pierre Amadieu

    Our history begins in 1929 when my grand father decides to bottle and trade under the signature P...

  • Domaine Brusset

    On this family estate established in 1947, the Brusset family has managed to combine the "savoir ...

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  • 2007 Le Mas des Collines Vacqueyras Red Rhone 2007

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    Wine review by puhnner


  • Hey edwilly - haven't seen you around for a while. I know you know this, ... good examples. These days, Gigondas is what CdP used to be and that's what Hermitage used to be, so the Rhone, particularly the S. Rhone, is getting really expensive for what you get. I'm drinking through my CdP 98s and 2000s now and wishing I burned them earlier. The... Read More

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  • I'm also a fan of Rhone wines, even preferring them to Bordeaux when it ... ... it comes to reds. I love Gigondas and especially wines from Domaine Santa Duc and their excellent Prestiges des Hautes Garrigues. Don't get me wrong - all syrah wines are great. However, I think that there is much to be said for the S. Rhone.If you like Sonoma syra... Read More

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  • La Bastide St. Vincent Gigondas 2008

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    Excellent example of Gigondas. Good fruitnicely aged well balanced with a pleasant finish. Read More

    Wine review by ivine


  • Domaine Paillère Pied-Gu & Gigondas 2009

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    Really nice GSM blend from Gigondas. Earthy and just a bit rustic. Ripe dark red and blue berries, nice acidity and medium tannins were followed up by a fairly long and smooth finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Cuvee de la Tour Sarrazine Domaine de Clos des Cazaux Gigondas 2003

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    I bought three bottles of this wine from the website ... for £19.Gigondas is an AOC created in 1971 [although wine production here goes back to before the Romans] for red and rose wines around the village of that name in the southern Rhone valley.The Domaine de Clos des Cazaux [www.closdes cazaux.fr ] has been owned and run by the Archimbaud/Va... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Starting on Wednesday night and going through Sunday I had the following:2006 ... ... Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas "Prestige Des Hautes Garrigues" (gone - simple fruit with a metallic edge running through it)1998 Chateauneuf du Pape, producer not written down (this one was beautiful with loads of sweet cherries and strawberries - delish)2002 D'... Read More

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  • My SS did his/her research and saw that I'm a big fan of Rhone style wines, ... Châteauneuf-du-Pape or Gigondas.This particular wine is a blend of 70% Grenache, 18% Syrah, and 12% Mourvèdre.I haven't opened it yet and will be out of town for the next couple of days (Dad's 90'th birthday party this weekend).Drinking dates say this will be best f... Read More

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  • Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas 2010

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    Darker color in glass, spicy, peppery. Texture, sweet, smooth, creamy, buttery. [From "Chateauneuf du Pape & Friends" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 15 September 2013.] Read More

    Wine review by Nathan P


  • 2 Gigondas St. Cosme 2010

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    Wine review by jamlani


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