2010 VIEILLES VIGNES
JOCUNDITAS : Latin for charm
The name of this wine is the Latin name of Gigondas, the town where it is from. A town established by the Romans as a retirement gift for their well-serving soldiers. This was the place where the men of the legion would receive land to lead a peaceful domestic life growing crops and making wine.
Gigondas, is part of the Southern Rhône region. The vineyard lies at the base of a mountain range called the Dentelles of Montmirail. A beautiful place and valuable for wine-making. A Mediterranean area with a long growing season, little rainfall and quite a high elevation, combined with a unique red-clay soil make for robust, well-balanced and aromatic wines.
Aroma: Open nose with aromas of strawberry jam, pepper and exotic spices.
Taste: Red fruit, strawberries, cherries, floral characteristics and ample tannins. Deep, medium bodied, fresh and lively.
Aging Potential: 10 years
Varietal: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre
Dish: Red and white grilled meats and spare ribs can suit this wine.
Cheese: St Marcellin, Epoisses and blues: Roquefort