Gigondas, Dom. Gour de Chaulé
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Gigondas, Dom. Gour de Chaulé - 2019

Item # 20494 750mL
$31.96/ Single Bottle
$383.52 $345.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Mme Bonfils has crafted a stunning Gigondas with layers of dark fruits & deep meaty flavors. Smoky Syrah & powerful Grenache blend beautifully in this southern Rhône gem.


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Staff Pick Notes

The Gigondas region is situated in the Southern Rhône Valley. This area has an amazing vine growing tradition and is mainly known for red grapes. Grenache is the main grape used, but the two usual amazing partners—Syrah and Mourvèdre—help to create a wine with different layers. This wine is perfumed with aromas of red fruit, balanced by spice notes, dried fruit notes, and a solid tannic structure. Definitely bold in its style, I consider it, in a good way, an old style wine—earthy and concentrated with a long finish. I would decant it for a while before drinking it.

- AFR

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both...

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Mourvèdre

Known as Mataro in California and Monastrell in Spain, Mourvèdre can produce bold, tannic, highly alcoholic red wines. They usually show no shortage of fruit as well, and the best examples keep it all in perfect balance. Rhône-style blends are cropping up all over the world, and one of the classic tried-and-true combinations is "GSM," or Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre. The "M" contributes focus and...

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Shiraz

We'd like to clear this up once and for all: the Shiraz grape is genetically identical to Syrah. Australian winemakers put "Shiraz" on the map (and, many would argue, vice versa), and the term is now used throughout much of the New World. Let it never be said, however, that Shiraz and Syrah are the same thing: the region in which the grape is grown determines much about the flavor of the wine it...

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Rhône

Prestige in the north, value in the south: that’s the quick version of the Rhône story. Southern village appellations produce a dizzying stylistic range of delicious wines, while the prices for northern “trophy” bottles can be dizzyingly high. If you like smoky, leathery, earthy, macho red wines, however, the wines of the northern Rhône are well worth it. Prestigious northern Rhône appellations...

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Syrah

We'd like to clear this up once and for all: the Shiraz grape is genetically identical to Syrah. Australian winemakers put "Shiraz" on the map (and, many would argue, vice versa), and the term is now used throughout much of the New World. Let it never be said, however, that Shiraz and Syrah are the same thing: the region in which the grape is grown determines much about the flavor of the wine it...

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