Gigondas "Pierre Aiguille" 2011 - Paul Jaboulet Aîné


A typical Gigondas, medium to full bodied red with a nose of ripe red berries and black cherry. On the palate, it shows a solid structure with spicy tannins, coming from the mourvèdre grape. If you like warms red wines from the South of the Rhône Valley, this wine is definitely for you!

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A typical Gigondas, medium to full bodied red with a nose of ripe red berries and black cherry. On the palate, it shows a solid structure with spicy tannins, coming from the mourvèdre grape. If you like warms red wines from the South of the Rhône Valley, this wine is definitely for you!
 
Wine CharacteristicsTasting and cellaring
ProducerMaison Paul Jaboulet AînéEyeDark red
Vintage2011Nose Ripe red berries and black cherry
AppellationGigondasMouthFull-bodied and powerful, it is a dense and rich red with aromas
AreaRhône Valley of blackberry and cassis and spicy tannins
ColourRedDrink fromNow
GrapesGrenache (80%) Syrah (10%)Drink before2020
 Mourvèdre (10%)Open 1 hour before
TypeDryDrinking temperature15-18°C
    
Food pairing
This full-bodied and powerful red will be nice with tasty meats in stew like lamb or beef.
 
A word about the domain
Created in 1834 by Antoine Jaboulet, Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné generally does not need to be introduced to wine amateurs. Its famous Hermitage la Chapelle, among other wines, has made its prestigious reputation. The Frey family, who bought the domain in 2006, are continuously making huge investments to maintain the highest possible standards. Owners of some of the best parcels in the region, they treat the vines with a profound respect. They also buy grapes from carefully selected producers, who they work with very closely.
 
What experts say
About the domain
Robert Parker: 3*
Bettane & Desseauve : 4*
La Revue du Vin de France: 1*
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
SoilStony red clay alluvium and wide terraces facing North
Age of vines40 years old
Yield30 hl/ha
HarvestManual
Maturing12 months in French oak barrels
BottledNovember 2012
Alcohol14.5%

 

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Gigondas "Pierre Aiguille" 2011 - Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Gigondas "Pierre Aiguille" 2011 - Paul Jaboulet Aîné

A typical Gigondas, medium to full bodied red with a nose of ripe red berries and black cherry. On the palate, it shows a solid structure with spicy tannins, coming from the mourvèdre grape. If you like warms red wines from the South of the Rhône Valley, this wine is definitely for you!