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Gigondas Le Plateau

Domaine des Bosquets

Gigondas Le Plateau Bottle
Appellation
Gigondas
Variety
Mourvedre, Syrah, Cinsault, Grenache, Counoise, Clairette
Age of Vines
40
Farming
Conversion to certified organic (ECOCERT) with biodynamic practices
Soil
Clay limestone
Altitude
350 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole cluster, natural yeast fermentation in a small concrete tank, short maceration before pressing
Aging
18 months in neutral 600L French oak demi-muids

Overview

The monumental 2016 vintage marked the inaugural bottling of Le Plateau, sourced from a vineyard site planted mainly with Mourvèdre but with smaller percentages of Syrah, Cinsault, Grenache, Counoise, and Clairette – all of which are included in this cuvée. This northwest facing site at 350 meters in elevation is entirely encircled and shaded by woods resulting in small yields and a very late harvest date. It is co-fermented with 100% whole clusters and by natural yeasts in a small concrete tank. Yields are low at 15 hl/ha and production is small at only 180 cases in an average year.

Ratings & Reviews

96+

2018 Gigondas Le Plateau

Source: WA

95

2018 Gigondas Le Plateau

Source: WS

95+

2017 Gigondas Le Plateau

Source: JD

94

2017 Gigondas Le Plateau

Source: WA

93+

2016 Gigondas Le Plateau

Source: JD

94

2016 Gigondas Le Plateau

Source: VM

95

2016 Gigondas Le Plateau

Source: WA

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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