Château Gigognan Clos du Roi Rouge, 2016, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France MAGNUM

Red Wine

£103.75 (inc VAT)

Red 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah france image France


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Clos du Roi means that this is from the walled vineyard of the King. So is it the King's or the Pope's?

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is dominated by a ruined medieval castle. And in some ways, the appellation can feel a little like this: an imposing, powerful, but slightly crumbling relic of the past. But 10 minutes down the road, you’ll find Sorgues, home to the innovative Château Gigognan. They make glorious wines like this, packed with all that legendary history, but made in a far more fruit-driven, modern, and forward-thinking style.

This historic estate was taken over by the Callet family in 1996, who have modernized and renovated it into the Rhône powerhouse that it is now. The Master Blender, ex-rugby player and fruity Grenache lover behind this wine, Philippe Cambie, won Robert Parker’s “Best Oenologist in the World” in 2010. Grapes from 40-year-old, organic, low yielding vines, grown on the famous galets roulés soils and battered by the Mistral.

GRAPE: Grenache
GRAPE: Syrah
CLASSIFICATION: Chateauneuf-du-pape
VINOTYPE: Sensitive
STYLE: Rich And Powerful Red
METHOD: Low Sulphite