Domaine de Piéblanc, Les Terres 2019, Gigondas
50 year old vines that grow at the bottom of the village of Gigondas give birth to this amazing wine, 80% is Grenache and equal parts of Cinsault and Syrah for the rest. The organic conversion is well under way and the picking and sorting of the grapes is all done manually before a low temperature fermentation of 25 days. A garnet red color. An expressive nose of morello cherry and subtal floral notes of peony and wisteria. The palate is rich suggesting chocolate and pepper with a delicate finish on a gentle spicy background of cinnamon. It is a full bodied wine that goes well with tasty meats like duck or lamb or simply a piece of beef. It also goes well with creamy cheeses or even a chocolate dessert. It has serious aging potential for up to 10 years but can also be enjoyed on the young fruit.