2015
Duc de Montfort Gigondas

Red Blend
Description

Ancients baptize Montfort (hard mountain) this hardest part of Dentelles de Montmirail hills make up with granite, produced from the Alps folding. The Maison Bouachon Gigondas marries strength and generosity.  The maturing process in our cellars gives this wine its full harmony. “Duc de Montfort” is produced from vines growing on middle terraces, an extremely sunny rocky plateau overhanging the left bank of the Ouvèze, on the western slopes of the Dentelles de Montmirail hills. Grape berries benefit of the sun heat during the day and fresh night, thus all the fruity is put under light. The black Grenache is the main variety taken for its mellow, the Syrah adds structure, deep colour and complexity. 

Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT, VA, and WV

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Deep strong purple color.

Aroma: 

: First impact very expressive on candied crunchy fruit, black cherry and plum delicately mixed with “Garrigues” flavour (thyme, rosemary) and Laurel and finishing on chocolate and white pepper notes.

Palate: 

A supple and fresh attack associating candied fruit and liquorice. Tannins are all in finesse and give to “Duc de Montfort” potential and mellow. A final with sweets notes.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The processing consists in selection of parcels looking for the exposure, the slope and the age of the grapes: old Grenache (70 years old) and younger Syrah (30-40 years old), low yields. Grapes are harvested by hands and rigorously sorted. Each grape variety is vinified separately after total de-stemming. Skin fermentation lasts for approximatively 3 weeks with daily pumping over and weekly crushing.


Tech Notes
  • Varietal: Grenache and Syrah
  • Appellation: Gigondas Contrôlée 
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Aging: 9 Months
  • Barrels: 
    • 35% matured in French oak
    • 65% maturerd in vats
  • Ageing: 5 - 8 years or drunk as a young wine
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Beef Bourguignon
Cheese & Nuts:
Strong Hard Cheeses
SKU:
1BCGIFR315
$42