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Xavier Vignon Gigondas Rouge
Xavier Vignon Vins
France - Rhone Valley - Gigondas AOC   

A purple color with violet tints. On the nose, the beautiful ripeness offers everything an array of black fruits (cherries, blackberries) and toasted spices.
On the palate, fine and concentrated tannins are balanced by a nice salinity. Delicious peppery notes complete the long finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Gigondas AOC
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
85% Grenache and 15% Mourvèdre
Age of vines
Average 800-100 years old
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
42 altitude parcels located mainly on terraces near the Dentelles de Montmirail.
Vinification
100% destemmed.
Hand harvesting with parcel sorting.
Cold start fermentation to favor the soft diffusion of tannins and aromatic compounds without extraction of vegetal aromas.
The grapes are co-fermented in tanks and, after malolactic fermentation, aged in tronconniques wooden vats .
Production
600 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Grilled lamb - Roasted Quails with raisins -Venison with cranberries - Risotto with mushrooms.

Reviews and News

2019 Xavier Vignon Gigondas Rouge - 90-92 PTS - JD

2019 Xavier Vignon Gigondas Rouge - 90-92 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Last of the 2019s, the 2019 Gigondas offers a more reserved, medium-bodied, elegant style, with pretty notes of savory red and black fruits, peppery herbs, dried flowers, and obvious minerality. Medium-bodied, elegant, finesse-driven, and lengthy on the palate, it’s a beautiful wine that will benefit from a year or so in bottle and drink nicely for a decade."
- Jeb Dunnuck (October 2020), 90-92 pts

2018 Xavier Vignon Gigondas Rouge - 92+ PTS - JD

2018 Xavier Vignon Gigondas Rouge - 92+ PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Lastly, the 2018 Gigondas is seriously impressive, revealing a dense purple color as well as a blockbuster bouquet of ripe black and blue fruits, candied violets, peppery herbs, licorice, and Provençal spice. This beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness that carries silky tannins, terrific mid-palate depth, and a great finish. Enjoy this ripe, sexy, yet also elegant Gigondas any time over the coming 10-12 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (October 2020), 92+ pts

2016 Xavier Vignon Gigondas Rouge - 93 PTS - JS

2016 Xavier Vignon Gigondas Rouge - 93 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"This is a very impressive expression with such intense, energetic and vibrant ripe cherries and red berries. The palate has such prowess and precision. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling (October 2019), 93 pts

2016 Xavier Vignon Gigondas Rouge - 93 PTS - JD

2016 Xavier Vignon Gigondas Rouge - 93 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"One of the gems in the lineup from Xavier is the 2016 Gigondas which is made from 85% Grenache and 15% Mourvèdre, from a number of terroirs, but mostly from higher elevation, limestone sites. Its deep purple color is followed by terrific notes of ripe blackberries, toasted spice, and dried herbs, with a hint of graphite. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, with brilliant purity and lots of tannins, it’s killer wine to enjoy over the coming decade or more."
- Jeb Dunnuck (October 19th 2017), 93 pts

2016 Xavier Vignon Gigondas Rouge - 91 PTS - WA

2016 Xavier Vignon Gigondas Rouge - 91 PTS - WA

wa91"The 2016 Gigondas from Xavier Vignon kicks off with a spicy touch of clove and cracked pepper, then eases into black cherry fruit, a full-bodied, supple mid-palate and a long, creamy finish with just a touch of warmth. Drink it over the next 5-6 years. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 239, October 31st 2018), 91 pts

Producer Information: Xavier Vignon Vins

Originating from Picardie in the North of France, Xavier is proud of his « Picard » roots and of his modest origins. His mother is an agriculturist and his father ...
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