Swirls of black raspberry ice cream and dark chocolate combine in Vignon's 2019 Gigondas, a blend of 95% Grenache and 5% Mourvèdre from numerous small parcels dotted around the appellation.
Matured in a large wooden vat, there's no apparent oak aromas or flavors, just the purity of old-vine fruit, creamy tannins, ample concentration and a bright, vibrant-and long-finish. With its combination of intensity and tension, it should drink well for a decade or more.
For nearly 20 years Xavier Vignon has been a consulting winemaker for numerous estates of the Southern Rhone Valley, where he brings his expertise from vineyard management to winemaking. Xavier and the fifteen winemakers composing his team allow today more than 250 estates from Southern and Northern Rhone as well as Corsica and Languedoc to fully express the potential of their terroirs vintage after vintage.
Rhône Valley - France
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