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2008 Les Pallieres Gigondas Les Racines


Size: 750ML
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• Vineyards are situated on stepped, terraced land from the lieu-dit, Les Pallières, located around the winery and cellars (at 250 meters in altitude)

• Traditional fermentation lasts 25-30 days in temperature-controlled cement cuves and wooden vats

• Wine ages in cuves for 10 months, then in foudres for 7-9 months

• Wine is bottled unfiltered and is released two years after the harvest

• Finished cuvée showcases the vineyard parcels around the domaine with the oldest vines—with the emphasis on freshness and extravagant cornucopian fruit.

 Kermit-Lynch A Kermit-Lynch Selection, Importer - Berkley, California

  • Model: DW
  • Size: 750ML



The 2008 Gigondas Les Racines Vieilles Vignes is composed of 80% Grenache and the rest Cinsault and Syrah from 50- to 70-year-old vines. Revealing more minerality, garrigue, raspberry and strawberry fruit, it is a mid-weight, elegant wine that represents one of the finest Gigondas made in this difficult vintage.



Vivid red. Redcurrant, cherry and garrigue on the nose. Taut and sharply focused but a bit ungiving. Gains flesh and sweetness with air and finishes with good clarity and spicy cut. I like this wine's vivacity.



This shows a more mature profile, with mesquite, mulled plum and fig bread notes laced with a streak of lightly roasted cedar. The minerally finish lingers with a plum skin note. Drink now through 2012. 1,800 cases made. –JM

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WA Robert Parker’s ‘Wine Advocate’
IWC Steve’s Tanzer’s ‘International Wine Cellar’
WS Wine Spectator
WE Wine Enthusiast Magazine
BH Burghound by Allen Meadows
CGCW Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wine
W&S Wine and Spirits Magazine



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