Gigondas 1990 - Domaine de Vallouit
Tag: Slightly stained and worn
Overall Condition: Excellent
Gigondas 1990 - Domaine L. de Vallouit
About the estate L. de Vallouit:
Bottles just out from the estate! In excellent conditions of conservation and aging.
Domaine L. de Vallouit was a magnificent family estate in the northern Rhône Valley. One of the few to have vines in all the northern Rhône appellations, with the exception of Château Grillet, of course. In 2001, the estate's vines were taken over by Guigal, which incorporated them into some of its most prestigious cuvées.
Tasting Notes and Serving Tips:
We tasted this cuvée in May 2022 with other cuvées from the estate, it was my favorite one. This Gigondas, like the Châteauneuf, seemed particularly young and lively. This freshness is due to the presence of Co2. We don't know if this is a happy coincidence or the estate's desire to keep "carbonic" in some of its cuvées from this period.
You will therefore need to open and decant this bottle at least 12 hours before enjoying it. If, like us, you're not the patient type. You can also shake the bottle to release the Co2. Method a little rustic but terribly effective.
On the palate the wine is ample and round, very harmonious and balanced, with present but perfectly smooth tannins. It offers aromas of black fruits, spices and liquorice. A very nice surprise for the adventurers of tasting.
- 75 cl
- Rhone Valley
- Grape(s) variety
- Red wine
- % alc.
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