Gigondas Rouge 2016 - Domaine Brunely


Known as Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s little brother, Gigondas wines definitely have their own character and an growing reputation. This 2016 from Domaine Brunely is a blend of Grenache (80%) and Mourvèdre (20%) aged in concrete vats - no oak at all. The result is a medium-bodied wine, developing aromas of ripe back fruit (blackberry, prune), herbs, spices and a light vanilla scent. Very soft tannins give a smooth and velvety palate, ending in a long finish. A superb wine to drink now or to keep for a few more years.

91/100 Wine Advocate

16.5/20 Jancis Robinson

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grapes
Domaine Brunely
2016
AOC Gigondas
Rhône Valley
Dry red wine
80% Grenache
20% Mourvèdre
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2025
2 hours before
16-18°C
Beef stew, roasted red meat, game...
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 OakOak Scale Red Wine 
Soil
Farming
Vines
Yield
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Silicious-limestone terraces
Sustainable practices
40 to 90 years old
30hl/ha
Manual
14%
22 months in concrete vats
 FruitFruit Scale Red Wine
Expert.pngWhat experts say
Jancis Robinson

16.5/20 "Very dark crimson. Meaty, opulent, exotic nose. Already quite complex. There seems to be some Syrah here. Much drier and stricter than most on the palate. Interesting! A long-term wine." (previous vintage)

Wine Advocate

91/100 "The Gigondas shone brightly during my blind tasting of the appellation thanks to its lifted, raspberry-like fruit and peppery notes. It's medium to full-bodied with a creamy, lush texture and hints of licorice on the supple finish. Drink it over the near term." (previous vintage)

 

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Gigondas Rouge 2016 - Domaine Brunely

Gigondas Rouge 2016 - Domaine Brunely

Known as Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s little brother, Gigondas wines definitely have their own character and an growing reputation. This 2016 from Domaine Brunely is a blend of Grenache (80%) and Mourvèdre (20%) aged in concrete vats - no oak at all. The result is a medium-bodied wine, developing aromas of ripe back fruit (blackberry, prune), herbs, spices and a light vanilla scent. Very soft tannins give a smooth and velvety palate, ending in a long finish. A superb wine to drink now or to keep for a few more years.

91/100 Wine Advocate

16.5/20 Jancis Robinson

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