Famille Perrin Sélections Parcellaires Gigondas - L'Argnée Vieilles Vignes - 2015

This wine gets its exceptional aromas from vines spanning less than 1 hectare, with nearly 100 years in age.


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.
A small plot of less than 1 hectare of pre-Phyloxera vines (around 100 years old). The yields are very small and the production is limited to 1500 bottles a year.
Located at the South-Western end of the Appellation, at the heart of the historical village of Gigondas.

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Sandy soils.
Ageing in 1 year-old Foudres for 1 year.
No destemming.
Maceration for 13 days.
Pumping over.

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
It shows a complex nose and a rich and powerful taste with delicate soft tannins.
Serving tips
15°C in big wine glasses.
Match: Veal with Girolles mushrooms, Beef stew.

Reviews and Awards

"Very solid, with a grippy core of currant paste, fig pâte de fruit and melted black licorice notes that are still slowly melding together, flanked by ample tobacco and juniper details and backed by a long, tarry spine."
"Coming from very old vines planted in the sandy part of the appellation (Gigondas is mostly limestone soils), the 2015 Gigondas L'Argnee Vieilles Vignes was brought up in a mix of tanks and foudre, and there are just 100 cases made. This deep ruby colored 2015 has tons of minerality as well as sensational notes of black raspberries, savory spice, dried herbs, and graphite. Rich, full-bodied and tannic, it needs to be forgotten for 4-5 years and is going to shine over the following decade or more."
"Very ripe fruit density on nose. Juicy, weighty palate with saline notes.
Earth-shaking quality.
Drink 2021-2039.