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Gigondas AOC (France)

Gigondas is a commune, and a wine region, in Vaucluse in South Rhône.

Typical Flavors


Red Cherry
Red
Cherry
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Raspberry
Raspberry
Blackberry
Blackberry

Blueberry
Blueberry
Black Currant
Black
Currant
Pepper
Pepper
Licorice
Licorice

Oak Added Flavors:

Vanilla
Vanilla
Spices
Spices
Leather
Leather
Tobacco
Tobacco

Red and Black Cherries and Red and Blue Berries are typical Gigondas flavors.

Hints of Pepper and Licorice.

Profile

Gigondas is known for a perfect balance between fruit, tannins, and acidity:

BODYMedium - Plus
TANNINSMedium - Plus
FRUITMedium - Plus
ACIDITYMedium - Plus
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Tapas
Salami
Salami
Ham
Ham
Pizza
Rich
Pizza

Soups
Cassoulets
Chicken
Chicken
Duck
Duck
Rabbit
Rabbit

Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal
Deer
Game

Gigondas wines should be paired with rich flavors.

They pair perfectly with rich Stews, Cassoulets and Marinated Asian.

They also love BBQ and Grilled Meat (Veal. Pork. Chicken. Game).

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Tapas. Cured Meat.
Pizza. Hamburger.
Stews. Cassoulets. Goulash.
Sausages. Pepper Sauce.
Asian Marinated Dishes.
Lamb. Lamb Shanks.
Game in Cherry Sauce.
Roast. BBQ. Pork. Rabbit. Game.
Poultry. Rich Chicken. Turkey.
Duck. Roasted Duck with Plum.

Cheese:
Manchego. Cheddar. Gouda (Smoked). Pecorino. Asiago.

If You Like Gigondas

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The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for a bodied red wine.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

Gigondas AOC

Gigondas is a little brother to Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Gigondas Rouge is produced from maximum 80% Grenache, minimum 15% Syrah and/or Mourvedre, and maximum 10% from other local grapes.

Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.

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