Château Gigognan, 2017, Côtes du Rhône, France
£20.25 (inc VAT)
Half Châteauneuf-du-Pape, organic, made by the “Best Oenologist in the World.”
I might look like a Côtes du Rhône, but I’m much more than that. Almost half of me is Châteauneuf-du-Pape. I’m certified organic. I’m made by a man who has won “Best Oenologist in the World”. I’ve been aged in concrete tanks to maintain my fresh fruitiness and terroir character. I taste flipping awesome. I… just need to work on being a bit more humble.
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.