Ogier Gigondas Dentellis 2018
In your deepest voice (Darth Vader, Ian McKellan, Michael Clarke Duncan for example), say it with us, ominously and with cavernous, wisdom-filled conviction: GIGONDAS (Gee-gaan-duhz). Again. Besides Picpoul (peek-pool), is it THE most awesome wine word out there?
HOLD ON to your hats, people, OGIER’s (oh-ghee-ay - sorry, this is a pronunciation kinda day I guess), slammin’ good, Rhone Valley blockbuster (91-93 POINTS!) is the rich, complex, mouth-soaking grenache/syrah/mourvedre blend of your dreams, priced only as we can do here in magic-land, where containers of vinous delicioso-ness arrive on the daily at the best prices to ever be seen. Just hit the warehouse and we are beyond stoked.
$20. How is it possible? OGIER has a Rhone Valley history few can compare with – the name dates back to 800 A.D., and the family in “modern” times has been producing world-class wine from killer parcels all over this fantastically beautiful and ancient land for 160 years.
** This stuff is hard to get. This is only the second time in 10 years we’ve ever been able to get any, and last time it sold out faster than an episode of Stranger Things (yes, sorry, we’re hooked at the moment). **
LET’S TALK WINE: There’s such a complex black cherry thing, here it makes a jaded old wine-slinger’s cheeks hurt with all the smiling. Sort of Chateauneuf-ish, with all the wonderful minerally, minty, savory spiced herbs too, but BIGGER, meatier and oh-so opulent…finishes long and savory, with a hint of chicory and baker's chocolate – not oaky, really, just packed with fruit and incense-y spices…fantastic. $20? OGIER? Gee-gone-daz?! Don’t miss!
And it all starts here:the soils and their complexities associated with good, well-managed grape varieties.
Frank ruby color.
Elegant and complex nose with aromas of fruits, kirsch and hints of brushwood and menthol notes.
Round and full-bodied, and at the same time very elegant and quite fresh. Long and fruity finish with hints of vanilla.
Stony red clay alluvium on slopes and terraces.
The entire Gigondas vineyard is found in the Gigondas
local authority, in the Vaucluse.
Technical DetailsCountry: France
Region: Rhone Valley
Blend: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre
Varietal: Red Blends
Aging/Cooperage: 12 months in « foudres » oak barrels of 60 to 80 hl which are 1 to 15 years old.
About The Producer
The Ogier range seeks to combine diversity of soils, climates and grape varieties, while maintaining balance, integrity and accuracy in each of its wines. A vision illustrated on the label by the red “I”. The "I" of Ogier, "I" link between the North and the South of the Rhone Valley, from one bank to the other, but also the link between the solar generosity of the region and the finesse of its wines.
With more than 100 hectares in operation and a sustained vine purchasing policy, our roots in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and in the southern appellations are very strong.To enrich these active ingredients, we have created lasting partnerships for more than twenty years with committed winegrowers and cellars in the region. We are looking for the most beautiful plots, in line with the practices that correspond to our "House" vision of Rhône wines: an identity around Grenache, an emblematic grape variety for the reds from the south of the valley, and Syrah for the northern appellations. , which will be able to express a subtle alchemy around the purity of the fruit, freshness and depth. For the whites resulting from assembly and for the majority with dominant white Grenache, the style is also on the purity of the fruit, minerality and complexity.With a key word: present our wines for sale at the right stage of their development with excellent drinkability.
Tasty dishes and meat, casseroles.
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