Login | Subscribe
twitter

LA CAVE DE GIGONDAS

LVT 2018 r  2012 wh  33% sold to merchants. Annual average of 400,000 bottles of all Gigondas. They make 5,000 HL of Gigondas, and 4,000 HL of all other wines – vin de pays, vin de table, Côtes du Rhône, Séguret (their only Village). 78 adherents (down from 83), av holding 2.3 hectares, all of them have Gigondas vines. At Vacqueyras 12 Co-operateurs; Séguret 3; Beaumes-de-Venise red 7; Beaumes-de-Venise Muscat 1; Sablet since 2015 1; Côtes du Rhône 20; 800 hl in 2015. Vin de pays de Vaucluse is their own wine.

The Cave has always produced wines that demonstrate the merits of a small scale Co-operative. The reds are usually well filled and have some local character. Gigondas Signature is very sound, and good value, too, with Gigondas La Référence a good mix of garrigue and higher Dentelles vineyards, a wine at ***(*) in 2016 and **** in 2018. Two Gigondas 2016s of note are the ****(*) long time in vat raised Le Primitif red, and the **** Le Brut du Foudre, which comes from the high Dentelles vineyards - it did well in 2018, missing much of the mildew, and coming in at ****. Since 2012 there has been an organic Gigondas from 9 hectares, les primaires - also sound. It can be hard to keep up with new cuvées coming along - two in 2014, it appears, L'Hallali Grande Réserve red and a Première Cuvée red. I would also highlight the excellent ****(*) 2016 Vacqueyras Beaumirail, a wine with bundles of character when tasted pre-bottling.

Bernard Goumarre, President, Bénédicte Payan, Philip Faure, maître de chai 589 route de Vaison Les Blâches D7 84190 Gigondas

Tel: +33(0)490 65 86 27

http://www.cave-gigondas.fr

info@cave-gigondas.fr

Countries exported to:1) Belgium 2) NL 3) Denmark - 2009: 1) Belgium 2) NL 3) Germany – before was 1) Belgium 2) NL 3) Sweden, Norway, Denmark

Percentage Exported: 20%, stable

British Importers: Hayward Bros 5 Jamaica Wharf 2 Shad Thames London SE1 2YU +44(0)207 237 0576 www.haywardbros.co.uk William Morton 137 Shawbridge St Pollockshaws Glasgow G43 1QQ +44(0)141 649 9881 Borough Wines 8 Southwark Street London SE1 9TL +44(0)207 407 1002 www.boroughwines.com Albion Wine Shippers 56 Lamb’s Conduit Street London WC1N 3LW +44(0)207 242 0873 www.albionwineshippers.co.uk

USA Importers: Jerome Selection 51-02 Vernon Blvd Long Island City NY 11101 +1646 345 7223 www.jeromeselection.com info@jeromeselection.com Monsieur Touton Selection 129 W 27th St #9 New York NY 10001 +1800 366 6987 www.mtouton.com Wine Wine Situation 6210 Wilshere Bvd #208 Los Angeles CA 90048 +1323 936 8700 World Vintage 409 Harding Industrial Dr Nashville TE 37211 +1615 401 6888 Misa Imports TX Fruit of the Vines 5102 Vernon Boulevard Long Island City NY 11101 Superior Wines 2 S Ave E Cranford NJ 07016 +1908 276 8826 www.superiorwineselections.com