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Gigondas Lieu-Dit

Domaine des Bosquets

Gigondas Lieu-Dit Bottle
Appellation
Gigondas
Variety
Grenache
Age of Vines
60+
Farming
Conversion to certified organic (ECOCERT) with biodynamic practices
Soil
Sand
Altitude
300-325 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, 30% whole cluster, cold pre-fermentation maceration, natural yeast fermentation in tank with delestage at beginning, then 32 day gentle maceration with remontage
Aging
18 months in neutral 600L French oak demi-muids

Overview

First elaborated in 2009, Le Lieu Dit is a parcel of old-vine Grenache planted on sand with north and northwestern exposure. At 325 meters in elevation and surrounded by forest, this site is late-ripening and low yielding, averaging only 16hl/ha. It is fermented with 30% whole clusters and by natural yeasts and is aged in only neutral 600L French oak demi-muids. 380 cases produced in an average year.

Ratings & Reviews

97

2018 Gigondas Lieu-Dit

Source: JD

93-96

2018 Gigondas Lieu-Dit

Source: WA

94

2018 Gigondas Lieu-Dit

Source: WS

97

2017 Gigondas Lieu-Dit

Source: JD

93

2017 Gigondas Lieu-Dit

Source: WA

93

2016 Gigondas Lieu-Dit

Source: VM

94

2016 Gigondas Lieu-Dit

Source: WA

95

2016 Gigondas Lieu-Dit

Source: WS

95

2015 Gigondas Lieu-Dit

Source: JD

95

2015 Gigondas Lieu-Dit

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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