Gigondas Aux Lieux-Dits

Domaine Santa Duc SKU: IFSDALG20

Grape Variety: Grenache Blend

R 786.00

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"75% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah, 5% Cinsault. Organic and biodynamic. 50% whole bunch. Aged in 80% Stockinger foudres, 20% terracotta jars. Tasted blind. Expressive strawberry fruit and maraschino cherry. The palate is vibrant and mouth-filling, the fine tannins support this and there is a remarkable zip of freshness through the wine. A subtle lick of salinity on the finish. This wine reflects all our vineyards in Gigondas. Its character is drawn from eight different places, expressed through four Rhone grape varieties, each one of them bringing its personality and complementarity, contributing to the overall picture. The grapes are hand-picked into crates and sorted manually in the vineyard before a second, table sorting in the cellar. A proportion is destemmed, the quantity being determined by the nature of the vintage and the parcel, and the grapes are fed by gravity into the vats to ensure the integrity of the berries. Fermentation takes place in thermo-regulated stainless-steel vats for 20 to 30 days, with two long pumping over sessions daily. Punching down is decided after tasting. Pressed pneumatically. Malolactic fermentation in vat. The wines are clarified by settling over winter in the cellar. Barrel filling occurs in the spring. 18 months in 36-hectoliter oak Stockinger foudres, and 8-hectoliter terracotta amphorae. Unfined and unfiltered at bottling. ABV 14.5%