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"...

  • Mourvèdre

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

  • 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...

  • Syrah

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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  • Domaine Brusset

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

  • Domaine des Tourelles

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

  • Château de Saint-Cosme

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

  • Domaine Grand Romane

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

  • Domaine du Grapillon d'Or

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

  • Domaine des Bosquets

    "My family, which was originally based in Gigondas in the region of the Vaucluse, has been cultiv...

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  • Chapelle St Arnoux Gigondas 2003


    Great value for the money. I agree with several reviews that describe it as rough. It is rough or rustic if you're comparing to a chateauneuf du pape. Good acid. Red and black fruits. Long developing finish. I enjoyed it with a prosciutto, cheeses, and olives picnic. Read More

    Wine review by loriep

  • Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas 2004


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    Wine review by ttutony

  • Gigondas Domaine du Grapillon d'Or 1806 Rhone 2005


    Grapy with a hint of ginger snaps and brown sugar on the nose. Medium bodied, rich and spicy with a light acidity. Cherries and plums on the palette. Nice refreshing finish. Amazing for the price. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Perrin & Fils Gigondas la Gille 2004


    This is easily one of the best Rhone wines I have ever tasted! It is bigger and better than several quite more expensive CDP's (up to $45/bottle). It has all the usual "garrigue" of the grenache-based Rhone wines: earthy, smoky, complex; but it also has tremendous fruit both on the nose and the palate. This is a special wine and a better value. Read More

    Wine review by Black Mamba

  • Domaine Brusset Gigondas le Grand Montmirail 2000


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    Wine review by scaff13

  • Domaine Saint Gayan Gigondas 2003


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    Wine review by NielsvdV

  • ... Chateneauf du Pape, Cornas, Gigondas are just some of the styles I love. While shopping for these wines late last year, my salesperson told me to look through the catalog for some of the older vintages that they still had in stock. I was amazed at how much cheaper I could buy some of these older vintages versus the new releases.Instead of p... Read More

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  • Domaine de Cabasse Gigondas 2004


    The great value has a nose filled with intense cherry aromas. The complex, gutsy flavors include intense cherry, coffee, leather, licorice and baking spices all followed by a long spicy finish. For my taste, this is truly a great value. Why spend 30-40 when this is just as good. A great find. Read More

    Wine review by dista23

  • Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas 2001


    Longest finish on a wine, ever! Fantastic wine. Spicy, garrigue, stone fruit. It just goes on and on... Read More

    Wine review by Omsafeeya

  • Domaine du Gour de Chaule Gigondas 2003


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    Wine review by dhyatt999

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