- Domaine le Clos de Cazaux
- Grenache / Syrah / Mourvèdre
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Goedhuis, November 2020
This cuvée follows the same winemaking policy as the Vacqueyras Cuvée St Roch but is a wine of more substance and structure. It stimulates the senses with its earthy rusticity and autumnal fruit flavours. It has excellent depth and the touch of savoury leathery tannins give complexity and length of flavour on the finish.
Domaine le Clos de Cazaux
Brothers Jean-Michel and Frédéric Vache run this Southern Rhône estate with passion, determination and a great enthusiasm for their region. With an aversion to oak ageing, they are more interested in expressing the fruit character of the varieties and their terrific terroirs. Alongside this philosophy, late picking, long maceration periods, and extended élevages give the wines their signature primal density. This estate is an excellent source of good value wines.
An area for red and rosé wines Gigondas has been an appellation in its own right since 1971. Though they can occasionally be more rustic, the reds are often considered a miniature version of Châteauneuf du Pape. Part of this may have to do with the same limited yield restrictions and minimum alcoholic strength (12.5 %), but they also share some of the same varieties including Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Certain bottlings can be approached shortly after release, but many benefit from several years of cellaring. Like Châteauneuf du Pâpe, aged bottles of Gigondas take on appealing gamey and forest floor aromatics which make them particularly enjoyable with roast meats.