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Gigondas 'Terrasse du Diable' 2012, Domaine Les Pallières, Magnum

PALL035
Produced in exactly the same way as its sister wine, the only difference being it’s terroir. The grapes are handpicked and partially destemmed before fermentation in concrete and oak tanks. After a period of ten months ageing in concrete vats, the wine is aged in large oak foudres for a period of ten months. It is then bottled without filtration.
Type:
Vintage:
2012
Size:
1.5Ltr
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
90% Grenache, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Clairette
Genres:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14.5%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Gigondas
Body:
Hearty, rustic and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2027
Closure Type:
Cork
£46.99
 

Domaine Les Pallières

Domaine Les Pallières, nestling in the foothills of the beautiful and brooding Dentelles de Montmirail, is undeniably one of the greatest, longest-running properties of the Southern Rhône. The vineyards range from 250-400 meters in altitude, with varying proportions of sand and clay interwoven with limestone scree descending from the Dentelles. When the Brunier family purchased the domaine back in 1998 this great property had fallen on hard times. Years of painstaking work in the vineyards followed. Terraces were built and reinforced, allowing for better water retention. A new winery was built to receive the harvested parcels individually in gravityfed tanks. Finally as the Bruniers began to fully understand the vineyards at Pallieres the many lieux-dits, once blended into one cuvée of Gigondas, were separated into two, starting with the 2007 vintage, in an effort to best express two remarkable personalities. Cuvée “Terrasse du Diable,” encompasses the low-yielding vines from the higher altitudes that express great structure and intense minerality. Cuvée “Les Racines” showcases the vineyard parcels surrounding the winery—the origin of the domaine with the oldest vines—with the emphasis on freshness and extravagant cornucopian fruit.

Tasting Notes

Ripe and intense with fantastic complexity, the differentiating factor between its sibling is a greater element of spice and minerality.

Food Matches

Goes along on many tasty meats. Especially good with lamb, veal or beef, either cooked or grilled. Also offers a great match to many strong cheeses.

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