Gigondas is a wine-growing region located in the southern part of the Rhône Valley in France. The wines produced in this region are primarily red wines made from the grape varieties Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre. Gigondas wines are known for their rich, full-bodied, and robust flavours with an emphasis on dark fruit and spice notes. The region also produces some white wines made from the grape varieties Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier. The wines from this region are typically aged for a longer period of time, which helps to develop their complex aromas and flavours. The Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) of Gigondas was established in 1971.