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Gigondas 'Terrasse du Diable' 2014, Domaine Les Pallières

PALL075
The family run Brunier estate encompasses around 70 Ha across the windswept, arid and desolate Le Crau plateau and their wines are arguably the top wines from the whole appellation. This Gigoindas comes from an estate purchased in conjunction with Kermit Lynch - it is probably the finest Gigondas you can buy - with its vines spread across a natural amphitheatre based around the estate giving a degree more ripeness in the Grenache and Syrah grapes and a distinct warmth and depth to the finish.
Type:
Vintage:
2014
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
90% Grenache, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Clairette
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Gigondas
Body:
Hearty, rustic and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink 2018-2024
Closure Type:
Cork
£22.99
 

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

Full bodied, dark and dense in the glass - this is full of crushed black fruits, spice, pepper and cayenne with a dusting of minerals that add savoury bite to the long warming finish.

Food Matches

Delicious with griled sirloin with pepper sauce, great cheese and hearty veggie dishes.

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