Gigondas “La Combe des Marchands” 2018.
Gigondas is an appellation of Southern Rhone. Formerly dedicated to olive groves, the village of Gigondas progressively turned to Grenache.
“Combe” is an old word used in the “Oc” language (Old dialect used in South of France). It means the meeting point of the surrounding valley. Indeed, It was an important meeting point for merchants.
Climate is relatively hot and dry which favors a fuller expression of the Grenache and Syrah grape varieties. On the other hand, altitude preserves the freshness and elegance
of those wines endowed with extraordinary ageing potential.The low yields allow the production of powerful and structured reds and contribute to the quality of this appellation.
Grape variety: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault
Robe: deep ruby red.
Nose: fruity with red berries, blackcurrant, stone fruits. Then roasting aromas of coffee, cacao, spices.
Palate: well structured, austere tannins and morederate acidity complemented by forest fruits.