Domaine la Bastide St Vincent - Gigondas 2013Powerful
Country of OriginFrance
- Food MatchRed Meats
- Food MatchRoasted Dishes
- Grape TypeGrenache/Garnacha
- Grape TypeMourvedre
- Grape TypeShiraz/Syrah
A big and powerful wine typical of the appellation, with a backbone of dense black fruit, finely balanced with complex and savoury accents suggesting charcuterie and forest floor.
The 16 acres of Gigondas vines are located on 3 different soils : the main parcel is situated on steep mountainsides from the south side of the 'Dentelles de Montmirail', the two others are on the heights of the village and on the middle alluvial terraces.
The vines are 35 years old on average, but some parcels have been planted for 50 years : the production by hectare is therefore low, which favours the quality of our wines.
The grenache variety prevails, complemented with mourvedre and syrah.The hand-made grape harvest allows us a strict selection of the grapes, which are then destalked and slightly crushed.
The traditional winemaking takes place in enamelled concrete tanks. The fermentation on the skins varies from 2 to 3 weeks, depending on the varieties and on the vintage. The main cuvee matures afterwards in tanks.