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At the foot of the rocky peaks of the place called “Le Pas de l’Aigle”, this selection of 60 years old Grenache parcels is the expression of a unique terroir in Gigondas : Gargasian Blue Marls. These poor soils, among the highest of the appellation, give concentration and complexity. The northwest exposure and the altitude (400m) bring an enjoyable delicacy and an astonishing freshness.


This wine has two important allies, namely patience and time: a manual selection of the ripest bunches is followed by intense wine-making methods (fermenting during one month, while the grape skins are regularly soaked by the fermenting juice) for a precise, yet powerful, extraction. The careful ageing (24 months in foudres) allows the finesse of the French oak to be subtlety integrated, whilst respecting and revealing the complex aromas and flavours of these noble Rhône varieties. Then the wine spend at least one year in bottle.

Tasting notes

The colour is deep and dark. The nose is intense and complex with jammy notes of plum and fig. The palate is silky yet full-bodied with delicate red fruit mingling with intense and powerful flavours of candied black fruit with a hint of laurel, developing spicy and peppery notes on a wonderful lingering finish.

Terroirs d?Exception

Varietal composition

90% Grenache noir, 10% Syrah

Cellar potential

Foget it for 10 years


Drink at room temperature. (about 17°C)

Food Pairing

Perfect companion for powerful dishes such as truffle mousse or beef stew, this wine can be laid down for 5 to 10 years.

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Press & Awards

Vintage 2020
94/100 James Suckling
92-94+/100 Jeb Dunnuck
94-96/100 Vinous media
93/100 Wine Spectator
***(*) Drink Rhone


Vintage 2019
93/100 James Suckling
94+/100 Jeb Dunnuck
94/100 Vinous media
93/100 Wine Spectator
92-94/100 Jeb Dunnuck
92/100 Meiningers Weinwelt
**** Drink Rhone
14/20 Jancis Robinson


Vintage 2018
94-96/100 Vinous Media
93-95/100 Wine Advocate
93/100 Wine Enthusiast
91-93/100 Jeb Dunnuck
* * * John Livingstone
15.5/20 Jancis Robinson
90/100 Bettane et Desseauve

Vintage 2017
96/100 James Suckling
94/100 Wine Spectator
* * * * John Livingstone
93-94/100 Vinous Media
93+/100 Jeb Dunnuck
92/100 Wine Advocate
91/100 Wine Enthusiast
91/100 Bettane et Desseauve
17/20 Jancis Robinson

Vintage 2016
93/100 Parker
92-94/100 Vinous
94/100 Wine Spectator
95/100 Jeb Dunnuck
* * * * * John Livingstone
15/20 Bettane & Desseauve

Vintage 2015
92/100 Parker
92/100 Wine Spectator
* * * * (*) John Livingstone

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