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Gigondas Le Plateau

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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
225-250 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 large vineyard site planted with a diverse range of varieties. This cuvée is mainly old-vine Mourvèdre with smaller percentages of Syrah, Cinsault, Grenache, Counoise, and Clairette. This northwest facing and slopped site is between 225 and 250 meters in elevation. Entirely encircled by woods and exposed to nearly constant winds results in low yields, a late harvest date, and concentrated fruit. It is an indigenous co-fermentation in a small concrete tank with 100% whole clusters. 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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