Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas Les Hautes de Garrigues 2016

Gigondas Les Haut de Garrigues is the oldest vineyards of Domaine Santa Duc where they are growing vine for five generations. Although replanted several times, the roots of the old vines reach alluvial soils and the deeper basis of blue clay of this historic vineyard. The Grenache loves this soil, and here expresses its full power. The increasing proportion of Mourvèdre up to 40% provides the wine freshness, licorice aromas and structure. The wines from this terroir are deep, with spice and dense tannin structure, as well as exceptional longevity.

Being the most powerful wine of the Domaine Santa Duc, it needs longer maturity than other wines of the Domaine.

Certified Biodynamic wine, grapes are manually picked with very selective sorting and destemmed. 18 months aging in large old casks.

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Type: Red Producer: Domaine Santa Duc Appellation: Gigondas Vintage: 2016 Grape: 65% Grenache, 35% Mourvèdre Country: France Region: Southern Rhone Style: Savory and classic Alcohol: 14,5% Content: 750ml Allergens: Contains Sulfite

(€53.33 / litre)


(95-97) points by Joe Czerwinski for Robert Parker 
Flowering garrigue, black cherries and licorice all pop on the nose of the 2016 Gigondas Les Hautes Garrigues. Full-bodied, rich, velvety and intense without being overbearing, it's a tremendous effort, with the poise, grace and charm of Disney's Fantasia ballet-dancing hippo. And the finish is long-really long. 
95+ points Jeb Dunnuck
the most powerful, most powerful wine in the lineup, the 2016 Gigondas Hautes Garrigues offers a bouquet of black cherries, blackberries, bouquet garni, pepper, and fresh earth. This is a very fresh, stylish example of this cuvée and a perfect reading of the words that have taken place in the past decade. Give this beauty 2-4 years of bottle age and enjoy the following decade