Top 100 red wines of Gigondas

Discover the top 100 best red wines of Gigondas of Rhône méridional as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the red wines that are popular of Gigondas and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Gigondas

The wine region of Gigondas is located in the region of Rhône méridional of Rhone Valley of France. Wineries and vineyards like the Château de Saint Cosme or the Domaine la Bouissiere produce mainly wines red, pink and sparkling. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Gigondas are Mourvèdre, Cabernet-Sauvignon and Clairette, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Gigondas often reveals types of flavors of butterscotch, butter or baking spice and sometimes also flavors of bay leaf, star anise or pomegranate.

In the mouth of Gigondas is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins. We currently count 315 estates and châteaux in the of Gigondas, producing 568 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Gigondas go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or game (deer, venison).

Discover the grape variety: Grenache

Grenache noir is a grape variety that originated in Spain. It produces a variety of grape specially used for the elaboration of wine. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by medium to large bunches, and grapes of medium size. Grenache noir can be found in many vineyards: South West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Provence & Corsica, Languedoc & Roussillon, Rhone Valley, Loire Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Gigondas

red wines from the region of Gigondas go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of pasticcio (greece), lamb in a crown with spring vegetables or rabbit provencale (mario style).

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Gigondas

On the nose in the region of Gigondas often reveals types of flavors of cherry, bramble or exotic spice and sometimes also flavors of cured meat, mulberry or smoked meats. In the mouth in the region of Gigondas is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

News from the vineyard of Gigondas

Walls: Gigondas 2013 and 2014 – time to drink up?

I clearly remember the summer of 2014 in the Rhône. We were there on holiday, staying not far from the hill of Hermitage. It rained incessantly, I got tonsillitis and we had to rush our two-year-old son to hospital with a severed thumb. It wasn’t the best holiday we’ve ever had. That wet summer of 2014 also made an indelible impression on the wines. The 2013 vintage wasn’t without its challenges either – it was certainly unlucky for some. Positioned between the excellent 2012 and 2015, the 2013s ...

Platinum: The 97 point wines of DWWA 2022

The largest-ever year for entries, an incredible 18,244 wines were judged at the 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards – with just 163 wines awarded a Platinum medal. ‘Winning a Platinum medal is something really exceptional’ said Decanter World Wine Awards Co-Chair Sarah Jane Evans MW. ‘Platinum is like the stratospheric level’ she commented, ‘so it’s really saying to the winemaker: this is a great wine.’ Making up just 0.87% of the total wines tasted at the 2022 c ...

Gigondas to produce white wines

At a national committee meeting held on Thursday 8th September, members of the Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité (INAO) voted unanimously to ratify the change to the appellation guidelines to allow white wines into AP Gigondas. A working group of growers and négociants has been pursuing the amendment for 11 years. The amendment states that white Gigondas must contain a minimum 70% Clairette. Other permitted varieties include Bourboulenc, Clairette Rose, Grenache Gris, Grenache Blan ...