2020 - Gigondas Racines Domaine les Pallières
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine les Pallières
Region
Gigondas
Grape
Grenache / Syrah / Mourvèdre and others
Drinking
2023 - 2025
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur

2020 GIGONDAS RACINES DOMAINE LES PALLIÈRES - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine les Pallières
Region
Gigondas
Grape
Grenache / Syrah / Mourvèdre and others
Drinking
2023 - 2025
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur
In Bond
Case price £108.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2021

    Selected from the mid slopes of the appellation at 250 metres altitude, this is a blend of old vines (70 years) with 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and Cinsault coplanted, and 5% Clairette. A playful nose of cooler red fruits such as crushed wild strawberry and raspberry mixed with some darker fruits and whispers of dried mint. Delightfully fresh, it has a glowing acidity cushioned by ripe, chalky tannins. Everything flows onto a long, mineral and menthol finish.

  • JD

    Jeb Dunnuck, November 2021,
    Score: 91-93

    The 2020 Gigondas Les Racines offers a touch more opulence and breadth, with black cherry fruits as well as truffle, peppery herbs, and tapenade notes. Medium to full-bodied, textured, and also nicely structured, both of the 2020 Gigondas here are going to benefit from bottle age.

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Producer

Domaine les Pallières

Just outside the village of Gigondas in the foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail, Domaine Les Pallieres is one of the oldest wine producers of the Southern Rhone. The estate is run by the Brunier family of Vieux Telegraphe fame and Kermit Lynch, one of America’s most respected wine merchants, who have invested heavily and brought this once great estate back on track. They produce two distinct lieux-dits: "Terasse du Diable" made from high-altitude wines characterised by structure and minerality and "Les Racines" made from the oldest vines around the winery which express freshness and intense fruit.

Region

Gigondas

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.