Every ounce as satisfying as a good Chateauneuf. A delicious ruby-garnet color is followed by a mix of spicy, peppery redfruits and warm, sunbaked blackfruits. It's chock full of flavor with sweet red plum, crunchy red currant, black cherry, and sappy, spicy pomegranate notes. Round it out with some background notes of garrigue, white pepper and hints of stony mineral on the finish. Delicious! -Keith
With Gigondas prices ($35-$50) approaching the same levels of Chateauneuf Du Pape, It is a pleasure finding one at such an affordable price tag. Especially from a rock-solid producer. Also: 2019 was an excellent vintage for Southern Rhone Valley.
The Gigondas "Promesse" is from 65-70 year old vines, situated on the north side of Gigondas, toward Sablet, and entirely on high elevation terraces. Predominantly Grenache, with the balance being Cinsault and Mourvedre. All aged in concrete tanks. Certified Organic and Biodynamic.