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Romane Machotte

Terroir

The vines of Grenache and Syrah that produce this Gigondas are deeply rooted on the hillsides of the family estate, where the scent of the “garrigue” that grew there for centuries still perfumes the vines that have replaced it. The soils are composed of alternating Cretaceous limestone and marl, with a northwest exposure at an altitude of 300 m. The average age of the vines in this selection is 45 years.

Winemaking

Hand picked. A 21 days fermentation in concrete tanks extracts only the best from each grape variety and reveals the spirit and the traditions of our family terroir. A traditional ageing of 12 months in foudres and barrels allows a blending of the delicate oak flavours with the subtle natural micro-oxygenation of the wine.

Tasting notes

Flavours of black and red berries are enveloped in soft yet powerful tannins, mingling with scents of provençal wild herbs (thyme, laurel and rosemary). It produces an aromatic bouquet, building to a long and spicy finish seasoned with black pepper.

Valeurs Sûres

Varietal composition

80% Grenache noir, 20% Syrah.

Cellar potential

Drink now, or within the next 8-10 years.

Serving

16 – 18°C

Food Pairing

Enjoy this wine with a beef stew seasoned with rosemary, or vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberry purée.

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Press & Awards

Vintage 2017
93/100 Wine Spectator
90/100 Parker
90-92/100 JebDunnuck.com
* * * * (*) John Livingstone
1 étoile * au Guide Hachette des Vins
16,5/20 Jancis Robinson

 

Vintage 2016
90-92/100 Vinous/J.Raynolds
92/100 Parker
94/100 Wine Enthusiast
15/20 Bettane & Desseauve
90/100 JebDunnuck.com
* * * * (*) John Livingstone

Vintage 2015
90/100 Wine Spectator
91-93/100 Vinous/J.Raynolds
87-90/100 Parker
15.5/20 Jancis Robinson

 

Vintage 2014
91/100 Wine Spectator
91/100 Vinous/J.Raynolds
87/100 Parker
16.5+/20 Jancis Robinson

Vintage 2013
Guide Hachette
91/100 Wine Spectator
91/100 Vinous/J.Raynolds
86-88/100 Parker
17.5/20 Jancis Robinson

 

Vintage 2012
91-93/100 Tanzer
89-91/100 Parker
16/20 Jancis Robinson
Guide Hachette 2015
Réussite RVF
15/20 Bettane+Desseauve Coup de coeur

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