gigondas-prestige-red-smallGrape Variety : Mostly Syrah
Land : Clayey chalkey slopes on an outcrup of Aptien cobalt and northerly slopes of grey clay.
Maturing : In oak barrels 18 months on average
Yield : 25 hl/ha
Vines : 30 – 40 yrs. old
Cellaring : 15 yrs. at least

These grapes are taken from old vines, manually harvested, sorted, vinified and kept in oak barrels. This select wine matures well in bottles. We recommend a minimum of 2 yrs before opening a bottle, which will be nonetheless fruity, with aromas of wood present. From 10 yrs. onwards the hint of woodiness will be tempered to leave a structure which is strong with rounded tannins and aromas of spices, chocolate, prunes in liqueur and liquorice.

This special reserve is made from our best Syrah vines and made only in the years of highest grape quality to assure a wine which is extraordinary.

Pairs well with dishes such as grilled beef or beef in red wine, or with duck breast or game in season.