Domaine La Font de Notre Dame
Domaine La Font de Notre Dame Gigondas 2019
France / Rhone
Andy's Tasting Notes
Gigondas can sometimes be a little bit, shall we say, rugged! But this version is beautifully luscious and harmonious with lots of personality and nuances. Bags of black and red fruits with herbs, liquorice, coffee and spice. There’s an intriguing savoury and mineral element too. All in all, a thoroughly approachable and agreeable southern Rhone red.
Grenache Noir 80%, Syrah 10%, Mourvèdre 10%
Decant 1 hour before serving.
Will keep to 2030.
Price per bottle £19.75
This small Domaine, based at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmiral is run by two brothers, Frédéric Roux and Boris Roux, who studied Agricultural Sciences with Julien Dugas in Le Grès d’Orange. Both brothers have worked at the winery for over 30 years, taking over in 2016. They live in a house in the middle of the vines and welcome you to the winery like a friend into their home. They have 30 hectares of vineyards spread over five appellations: Gigondas, Rasteau, Lirac, Sablet and Côtes du Rhône.
Food matchRustic herby, root vegetable and potato / meat casseroles