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Gigondas Les Routes

Domaine des Bosquets

Gigondas Les Routes Bottle
Appellation
Gigondas
Variety
Syrah
Age of Vines
40
Farming
Conversion to certified organic (ECOCERT) with biodynamic practices
Soil
Clay limestone, gravel
Altitude
175 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed, pre-fermentation maceration, natural yeast fermentation in tank, 32-day maceration with remontage
Aging
18 months in second-fill 228L French oak barrels

Overview

Les Routes is 100% Serine, a variety that is either an old clone of Syrah or a very close relative. Better known in the Northern Rhône Valley, this variety was planted by Julien’s grandfather from bud wood he got from his friend Jacques Reynaud from his vineyards at Fonsalette, Jacques in turn, got it from Gerard Chave. Planted on an exposed site on the plains of Gigondas, this parcel of Serine is exposed to nearly constant winds resulting in low yields (usually well under 20hl/ha) of small clusters and tiny berries. 200 cases are made in an average vintage.

Ratings & Reviews

94-96

2019 Gigondas Les Routes

Source: JD

93-95

2019 Gigondas Les Routes

Source: WA

95

2018 Gigondas Les Routes

Source: JD

93

2018 Gigondas Les Routes

Source: WA

94

2018 Gigondas Les Routes

Source: WS

95+

2017 Gigondas Les Routes

Source: JD

95

2017 Gigondas Les Routes

Source: WS

94

2016 Gigondas Les Routes

Source: JD

93

2016 Gigondas Les Routes

Source: VM

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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