2010 Teyssonnieres Gigondas
black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry and strawberry
vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box and cedar
"Dark red color with purple hues. Nose of red fruits, ripe bouquet finishes with hints of licorice and spice on the palate and racy structured wine. Pairing recommendations: red meats, game and cheeses." - Winery
"Our vineyard enjoys a Mediterranean climate dominated by the sun and mistral (North Wind). Located at the foot of Montmirail, massive steep, through which breezes temper the rising and falling temperature peaks. Exposure west of our area gives perfect ventilation, avoid excessive heat of the summer and gives our wines finesse and acidity that make wines of excellent care. Sandy clay soils, with high permeability mitigate their erosion stormwater and allow a quick soak plots. This helps to store overnight, solar energy in order to prolong the vegetative activity vines."
"Our vineyard is composed of 13 varieties, but are our Grenache (sometimes old) present on the field who express themselves in all their fullness on this soil. Indeed limiting sunshine in the morning, the Dentelles significantly increase the maturity of Grenache, who needs to express slow at best. Grenache has provided our wines: the body, tannins. And any expression of our terroir." - Winery