Famille Perrin Gigondas - La Gille - 2015

Produced on sandy soils, which cover a small part of the appellation, Grenache expresses great softness and is very aromatic without being heavy. This wine is full bodied but with finesse at the same time.


The vintage
2015 was a magnificent year in the south as well, characterized by excellent sanitary conditions thanks to the mild, wet winter, followed by a relatively hot, dry spring. The vines coped well with the extreme heat and lack of rain in the summer thanks to good hydric reserves. Following satisfactory flowering, rapid and regular ripening was assisted by rain that fell in August, producing berries rich in phenolic compounds and anthocyanins. As in the north, harvesting took place under excellent conditions.
The vines grow on limestone, calcareous marl and sandy soils, giving the Grenache immense finesse and elegance with unique aromas.
Located mid-hill, just under the village centre, the Famille Perrin vineyard is amongst the most historical vineyards in Gigondas. It benefits from a flow of cold air which blows through the valley situated to the west of the village.

Limestone, calcareous marl, clay and sand. The vines are planted on terraces, facing northwest.
The whole harvest is destemmed. Vinification in wooden truncated casks and stainless steel tanks. Ageing in Foudres and barriques.

Tasting advices

This 2015 is full of promises. A complex nose with rich notes of red and black fruit, the mouth is rich with a powerful and generous attack and the tannic texture is already balanced and elegant, with a long, racy finish.
Serve at 16°C with a veal chop with morels or a crispy lamb breast.

Reviews and Awards

Note: 90-92/100
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What should be an outstanding wine, the 2015 Gigondas La Grille is a ripe, sexy 2015 that has ample blackberry, earth, pepper and hints of herbs in a full-bodied, seamless and elegant package. The estate has twenty hectares in Gigondas, mostly planted on sandy soils, and you can see the finesse and elegance in this Gigondas cuvée.