Château Gigognan Bois Des Moines, 2017, Côtes du Rhône Villages, France
£27.50 (inc VAT)
Half Châteauneuf-du-Pape, organic, made by the “Best Oenologist in the World.”
Côtes-du-Rhône Villages grapes are grown on the typical land of quartz pebbles and ancient marl in full south exposure. Restricted yields farmed to Biodynamic status from 35 year old Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre vines.
This historic estate was taken over by the Callet family in 1996, who have modernised 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.