80% grenache (1942), 15% mourvèdre (1977), 5% syrah and cinsault (1951) fermented on skins for 6 weeks before ageing in large old 50 hL oak foudres for 12 months bottling un-fined and unfiltered.
”I think the standout of the three Gigondas is the 2019 Gigondas La Louisiane. This ripe, exotic, yet incredibly pure Gigondas offers incredible character and depth with no sensation of weight or heaviness. Wild strawberries, blueberries, mint, peppery herbs, and garrigue are just some of the nuances, and it has silky tannins and a full-bodied, powerful style that will evolve for 10-15 years.”
97 points, Jeb Dunnuck, January 2022.
Rated #3 in Jeb Dunnuck’s top wines of 2022.
"The 2019 Gigondas La Louisiane hails from a south-facing slope of clay and sand and is a blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre and 5% Syrah and Cinsault, all aged in foudre. Loaded with black cherries and mixed berries, it's a big, full-bodied effort that drinks surprisingly well already yet has the concentration, length and structure that should enable it to age another 15 years or more.”
94-96 points, The Wine Advocate, April 2021.
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