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Gigondas Les Roches

Domaine des Bosquets

Gigondas Les Roches Bottle
Appellation
Gigondas
Variety
Syrah
Age of Vines
50+
Farming
Conversion to certified organic (ECOCERT) with biodynamic practices
Soil
Clay limestone, gravel
Altitude
250 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed, pre-fermentation maceration, natural yeast fermentation in demi-muids, 32-day maceration with remontage
Aging
18 months in second-fill 228L French oak barrels

Overview

Le Plateau is Julien’s largest parcel contributing to his Gigondas Réserve, Le Plateau and starting in 2019, Les Roches. Whereas Le Plateau cuvée features old-vine Mourvèdre from the exposed northwest-facing portion of this site, Les Roches is old-vine Syrah from the eastern edge of this vineyard site. These vines of Syrah are shaded for most of the day by the bordering forest and limestone peaks that form its southern border resulting in a wine that ripens unusually late (for Syrah in the Southern Rhône) and with yields averaging 12hl/ha. Just 200 cases are made in an average vintage.

Ratings & Reviews

95-97

2019 Gigondas Les Roches

Source: JD

93-95

2019 Gigondas Les Roches

Source: WA

Rhône, France
  • Location
    Rhône, France
  • Appellation
    Gigondas
  • Proprietor
    Julien Brechet
  • Winemaker
    Julien Brechet
  • Size / Elevation
    26 hectares / 175-425 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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