Gigondas is one of our favourite appellations: a powerful, Rhone wine that always delivers. Dating back to 1376, Domaine des Bosquets now has 26 hectares of vines (up to 75 years old) lying directly under the imposing 350-metres-high rock formation of the Dentelles that is visible from almost all of the Southern Rhône. The resulting wines have freshness and balance from the high altitude as well as a powerful fruit character from the warm Southern sun. Made from a blend of 75% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 3% Mourvedre and 2% Cinsault, its power is underlined by its 15% alcohol content. Complex nose of sweet blackberries, red plums, roasted provençal herbs and macerated cherries. In the mouth, a medium to full bodied wine, creamy, with good structure, beautiful tannins and a clean finish. This appellation lies only 15km from the world renowned vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape and is a powerful alternative at two thirds of the price. Fantastic with roasts and steaks.
*Local Free Delivery: SL3 and SL4 postcode (Windsor/Datchet)
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- England and Wales £12.00
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- Northern Ireland £30 (All BT postcodes)
- Scotland £15.00 (EH, FK, G, KA, KY, ML, DG and TD postcodes)
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The Rhône wine region in Southern France is situated in the Rhône river valley and is generally divided into two sub-regions with distinct vinicultural traditions, the Northern Rhône (referred to in French as Rhône septentrional) and the Southern Rhône (in French Rhône méridional). The northern sub-region produces red wines from the Syrah grape, sometimes blended with white wine grapes, and white wines from Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier grapes. The southern sub-region depends on the specific AOC rules, grapes blended into southern Rhône reds may include Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan and Cinsault. White wines from the southern Rhône sub-region are blends of several wine grapes. These may include Viognier, Ugni Blanc, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Picpoul, and Clairette.