Domaine des Bosquets Lieu Dit Gigondas 2017
- Rich, full-bodied
- Rhône Valley
This is one to get excited about, mofo! We are talking next level in terms of quality, value and of course, taste. Les Bosquets in Gigondas have six centuries of wine-growing history, with the first vines planted in 1376. They are absolute masters of the craft, with a deep connection to the land of the grenache-famed region.
This is 100% grenache and enjoys added complexity from the use of 30% whole bunches in fermentation and 18 months in older large format French oak. There’s no rush to drink it of course as this wine has another 10-20 years of life in it. I’ll leave it to Jeb Dunnuck to describe the wine in his flowing prose. Check out the review below.
“Another 100% Grenache blockbuster is the 2017 Gigondas Le Lieu Dit, which comes from a cooler, sandy terroir. Deep, beautifully concentrated, and with awesome, full-bodied power. It’s one of the larger scaled, more concentrated vintages of this cuvée I can remember and is certainly in the same league as the 2016.”
It’s cool, we get it, you want to know absolutely everything about this wine. Well here you go, go nuts.
- Rhône Valley
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 100% Grenache
- Serving Temp.
The Rhône Valley is a dichotomous beast. The North is ruled by Syrah (=Shiraz), with or without a touch of Viognier for perfume, while in the South you'll find all matter of blends such as those of Chateauneuf du Pape (about thirteen varieties in these on average, at last count...) and the origins of the GSM (heard of Côtes du Rhône?). The Northern Rhône is Australia's ultimate sparring partner in the 'we say Shiraz, you say Syrah' fencing match. With such famous names as Côtes-Rôtie, Gigondas and Crozes-Hermitage (remember when Grange was called Hermitage...?), you can bet your bottom dollar - and the few hundred that go with it - that you'll need to be ticking off a few of the better ones before you kick it. Don't discount the whites though. Some of the finest whites you'll ever try come from Condrieu (the most sensual Viognier you'll try, at a price), and the lesser (in cost, at least) blends, often based on Grenache Blanc or Viognier. And watch out for dry, Rhône rose - it's become so popular that the industry bodies are warning the region not to over-produce. Look out Kiwi Sav Blanc!