Sélection Laurence Féraud Gigondas ’05

I have said this time and time again – discovering a new grape/wine is awesome! I came across a wine from a local restaurant, Gigondas (gee-gun-dus). Gigondas vineyards lay at the bottom of the Dentelles de Montmirail, a great scenery for good value wine in the Rhone Valley. The history of Gigondas wine traces back to the Romans. They take advantage of the Mediterranean weather and the red clay soil.

The bottle I tasted was Sélection Laurence Féraud Gigondas ’05. This is a deep, vivid ruby in color. The aromas were raspberry, minerality, and a little grassiness to it. On the palate I tasted some French earthiness/vegetal qualities with some fruit. It finished with smoky minerals. This Gigondas is complex and yet expressive. This was a fun wine to drink! Drink this now to 2013.



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