Paul Jaboulet Aine Gigondas Pierre Aiguille 2017

  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Paul Jaboulet Aine
  • Varietal: Syrah
  • Country: France
  • Region: Rhone
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: D8988
Special Price $24.95 Regular Price $34.95
In stock
SKU
D8988
Paul Jaboulet Aine Gigondas Pierre Aiguille 2017 is available to buy in increments of 1
This Northern Rhône powerhouse domaine has turned out a structured, age-worthy 2017 Gigondas Pierre Aiguille. Based largely on Grenache aged in French oak vats, its darker ruby color is followed by classic, old-school notes of blackberries, black cherries, ground herbs, and earthy aromas and flavors. With medium-bodied richness and depth, building tannins, and a solid frame, it needs 2-3 years of bottle age and will keep for upwards of a decade.

90 pts Jeb Dunnuck

This Northern Rhône powerhouse domaine has turned out a structured, age-worthy 2017 Gigondas Pierre Aiguille. Based largely on Grenache aged in French oak vats, its darker ruby color is followed by classic, old-school notes of blackberries, black cherries, ground herbs, and earthy aromas and flavors. With medium-bodied richness and depth, building tannins, and a solid frame, it needs 2-3 years of bottle age and will keep for upwards of a decade.

A Wine of Exuberant Pleasure

With a formidable reputation and deep roots in the Northern Rhone Valley, Domaine Paul Jaboulet is one of the most iconic producers in the Rhone today. Famously known for their flagship wine, Hermitage La Chapelle, the reputation of Jaboulet rests on the quality of well-situated vineyards. From their founding in 1834, the Domaine’s holdings began expanding from the North to the South, and eventually came to arrive in Gigondas. Situated not far from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas is often referred to as Châteauneuf’s little brother. While we love a good Châteauneuf and it certainly has its place in our wine cellar and at our dinner table, there is something to be said for the vibrant and somewhat wild nature of Gigondas. Under the hand of Jaboulet’s winemaking team this bottling reveals intense licorice, white pepper, dark chocolate and blackberry fruit. On the palate it is surprisingly full bodied and intense for a wine under $25. You can expect flavors of blueberry, cassis, chocolate covered cherries and black pepper spice. The next time you feel like reaching for a Châteauneuf-du-Pape, don’t be afraid to give Gigondas a try

FUN FACT

The name Gigondas is a morphed version of the Latin word jocunditas, meaning “exuberant pleasure.” The town was founded as a recreational site for the soldiers from the Roman Second Legion. According to local lore, a Roman general stationed here earned “Jocunditas” as a nickname and it became the town’s name. Like Las Vegas from antiquity, perhaps what happened in Gigondas, stayed in Gigondas!