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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  • Grenache

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Mourvèdre

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Cinsault

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

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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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...

  • Château de Saint-Cosme

    Saint Cosme - located north to the village of Gigondas - is the most ancient estate in the region...

  • SCEA Jean-Pierre Cartier

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

  • Domaine du Grapillon d'Or

    Created for more than 5 generations ago and in the winery we have numerous old oak barrels, where...

  • Pierre Amadieu

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

  • DOMAINE DE LAGARDETTE

    For five generations the Meunier family has devoted itself to caring for the vines on the upper g...

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Gigondas on Snooth

  • Kirkland Signature Gigondas 2015

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    Very nice Rhone blend, modernish in style. 85/10/5 I hope they haven't sold out. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Domaine les Pallieres Gigondas 2006

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £13.50 from the website ... Gigondas is an appellation created in 1971,although wine production in the area goes back to before the Romans,for red and rose wines from around the village of that name in the southern Rhone valley.My bottle of red Gigondas comes from a well known and ancient estate and consists of ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Venison sausage?  I'd go Gigondas or CdP myself, with GregT on the fruit.  Syrah a la N. Rhone is also a good match, as is an aged CCR or BdM.  Good on you, BLM, for making sausage. Matching the music to the wine, too?  Now we're getting into the esoterica.  Pretty soon we'll be factoring in the decor, too.  Read More

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  • DMCKER - This may come off as odd, what with the conventional wisdom ... ... southern Rhone does well - Gigondas in particular for.I have a fondness for well shiraz - Hewiston, Jim Barry and the like - just a suggestio Read More

    Forum post in the topic Matching challenge 1: what...


  • Had a wonderful Gigondas last night  with TriTip, baked potato and fresh greens.This has an excellent body - built with short term cellaring in mind and food,  both red and dark berry fruits.  Slightly chewy with great acidity and spice - pepper - and a good medium aftertaste. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Nebbiolo is a challenge to grow elsewhere, but that's because it's a ... a ... Meffre (winemakers in Gigondas) nails Parker for not tasting blind.  Why doesn't he taste blind?  Because even when he knows what 15 wines he will be tasting, the man who remembers every wine he ever drank cannot get them right,  cannot even tell merlot-dominant fr... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Was wondering if anyone's...


  • Gigondas la Cave "La Reference" Gigondas 2009

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    Crap - this developed into a stellar wine. From a relatively shy youngster to a bold, enthusiastic adult this was fantastic. Smokey oak, blackberry and a smattering of red berry fruits, roses, spice and green vegtal characteristics lead to a full fruity, spicey palate that is shock full of tannins and juicy acidity leading to lingering, fruity f... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Gigondas la Cave "La Reference" Gigondas 2009

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    Wine review by dlpugh


  • Speaking of drinking and eating cheaply, we brought Burger King burgers / ... ... ... de Saint Cosme from the Gigondas appellation) to enjoy just a small glass as we settle down for the evening.  It's slightly tart on my tongue and probably a bit too tannic but not all that bad. &nbs Read More

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  • Yes, indeed. Getting lubricated is what we are good at.  My place in ... ... ... instead I drank a 2009 Gigondas from Cecile Chassagne with our homemade mac and cheese last night.  Absolutely nothing specia Read More

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