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Gigondas La Colline

Domaine des Bosquets

Gigondas La Colline Bottle
Appellation
Gigondas
Variety
Grenache
Age of Vines
50+
Farming
Conversion to certified organic (ECOCERT) with biodynamic practices
Soil
Clay limestone, chalk
Altitude
425 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, 30% whole cluster, natural yeast fermentation in tank with délestage, then 32 day gentle maceration with rémontage
Aging
18 months in neutral 600L French oak demi-muids

Overview

The inaugural vintage of La Colline was in 2013, not an auspicious year for Grenache, but this site planned high in the Dentelles in 1975 weathered the inclement Spring weather well. The soils here are rocky, clay-limestone with a high chalk content making for wines that are rich with exceedingly fine tannins. Yields are among Julien’s lowest at barely 15 hl/ha. 350 cases made in an average year. 

Ratings & Reviews

97

2018 Gigondas La Colline

Source: JD

93-96

2018 Gigondas La Colline

Source: WA

94

2018 Gigondas La Colline

Source: WS

97

2017 Gigondas La Colline

Source: JD

93+

2017 Gigondas La Colline

Source: WA

95

2016 Gigondas La Colline

Source: VM

93

2016 Gigondas La Colline

Source: WA

96

2016 Gigondas La Colline

Source: WS

97

2015 Gigondas La Colline

Source: JD

96

2015 Gigondas La Colline

Source: WS

Rhône, France
  • Location
    Rhône, France
  • Appellation
    Gigondas
  • Proprietor
    Julien Brechet
  • Winemaker
    Julien Brechet
  • Size / Elevation
    26 hectares / 225-425 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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