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Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas 2010

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Owned by M. and Mme. Joel Saurel, this vineyard is located at the foot of the famous hills of Montmirail on rocky soils made of clay and white sand. The vines are between 50-60 years old Their wines have regularly won medals in competitions, and the 2001 vintage was awarded the "Coup de Coeur" in Guide Hachette. Grapes: 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre with a yield of 34H per hectare. Harvest: This is started once the grapes are at a maximum maturity. The grapes are hand picked with a very tight selection in the vineyard. Winemaking: The 2 varieties of grapes are vinified together. Each parcel is harvested and vinified separately. A long fermentation lasting 21 to 30 days takes place in temperature controlled tanks. During this fermentation period the wine undergoes a gentle daily pumping over. Ageing: In oak vats for a minimum of 6 months Serve: At 16-18C with roast or grilled red meats and mature cheese. Taste: A powerful wine showing sweet fruit, prunes and hints of pepper and chocolate with a smooth texture; fine fruit and tannins with a lovely length.

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External Reviews for Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
03/23/2010

Owned by M. and Mme. Joel Saurel, this vineyard is located at the foot of the famous hills of Montmirail on rocky soils made of clay and white sand. The vines are between 50-60 years old Their wines have regularly won medals in competitions, and the 2001 vintage was awarded the "Coup de Coeur" in Guide Hachette. Grape variety: 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre with a yield of 34H per hectare. Harvest: This is started once the grapes are at a maximum maturity. The grapes are hand picked with a very tight selection in the vineyard. Winemaking: The 2 varieties of grapes are vinified together. Each parcel is harvested and vinified separately. A long fermentation la...


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/16/2012

Owned by M. and Mme. Joel Saurel, this vineyard is located at the foot of the famous hills of Montmirail on rocky soils made of clay and sand. The vines are between 50-60 years old Their wines have regularly won medals in competitions, and the 2001 vintage was awarded the “Coup de Coeur” in Frances wine Guide Hachette. Grapes : 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre. Region : France / Rhone / Gigondas AOC Maker : Joel Saurel Notes : A powerful wine showing sweet fruit, prunes and hints of pepper and chocolate with a smooth texture; fine fruit and tannins with a lovely length. Serve : At 16-18C with roast or grilled red meats and mature cheese. ABV : 15%


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/08/2010

Owned by M. and Mme. Joel Saurel, this vineyard is located at the foot of the famous hills of Montmirail on rocky soils made of clay and white sand. The vines are between 50-60 years old Their wines have regularly won medals in competitions, and the 2001 vintage was awarded the "Coup de Coeur" in Guide Hachette. Grapes: 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre with a yield of 34H per hectare. Harvest: This is started once the grapes are at a maximum maturity. The grapes are hand picked with a very tight selection in the vineyard. Winemaking: The 2 varieties of grapes are vinified together. Each parcel is harvested and vinified separately. A long fermentation lasting 21 to 30 days takes place in temperature controlled tanks. During this fermentation period the wine undergoes a gentle daily pumping over. Ageing: In oak vats for a minimum of 6 months Serve: At 16-18C with roast or grilled red meats and mature cheese. Taste: A powerful wine showing sweet fruit, prunes and hints of pepper and chocolate with a smooth texture; fine fruit and tannins with a lovely length.



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Owned by M. and Mme. Joel Saurel, this vineyard is located at the foot of the famous hills of Montmirail on rocky soils made of clay and white sand. The vines are between 50-60 years old Their wines have regularly won medals in competitions, and the 2001 vintage was awarded the "Coup de Coeur" in Guide Hachette. Grapes: 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre with a yield of 34H per hectare. Harvest: This is started once the grapes are at a maximum maturity. The grapes are hand picked with a very tight selection in the vineyard. Winemaking: The 2 varieties of grapes are vinified together. Each parcel is harvested and vinified separately. A long fermentation lasting 21 to 30 days takes place in temperature controlled tanks. During this fermentation period the wine undergoes a gentle daily pumping over. Ageing: In oak vats for a minimum of 6 months Serve: At 16-18C with roast or grilled red meats and mature cheese. Taste: A powerful wine showing sweet fruit, prunes and hints of pepper and chocolate with a smooth texture; fine fruit and tannins with a lovely length.

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