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Love at first sight for this #Gigondas from Yves Gras

9 June 2015, by Sebastian Nickel

Yves Gras Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas

Yves Gras relies on the simple values ​​that have allowed the winegrowers of this place to preserve the soul of their vineyards: Respecting the environment and the principles of the AOC, cultivating the soils in a traditional way, respectfully handling the plants and treating his grapes with care.

Passionate, totally absorbed by his task, this man engages his entire heart in order to distill the essentials from his wines: the pleasure of taste. For us, it was love at first sight when we tasted this Gigondas 2012. It is made from grapes of different vineyards, located on pebble-stone terraces with red clay and stony clay-limestone soils. Here grows a majority of Grenache grapes (75%), but also Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. After careful hand-picking and extended cold-maceration, the grapes are fermented in the whole by natural, indigenous yeasts, before ripening for 18 months in large wooden vats and being bottled without filtration. The result is a Gigondas full of personality, with dark and dense color and a high-powered, expressive bouquet, which announces a full, rich, strong and wild taste …

Extract from the article « Un Rhône droit dans son cru » published in MARIANNE



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