To walk through the high-altitude vineyards at Domaine de Durban is to walk through an astounding span of history. On the site of a former Roman healing springs destination, a mere handful of soil reveals well-preserved, ancient Roman roof tiles and medieval pot shards. The domaine and its vineyards sit atop a picturesque plateau in the Vaucluse, sheltered by the Dentelles de Montmirail, just above the village of Beaumes-de-Venise.
Made from high-altitude vineyards at the southern end of the appellation, this Gigondas has finesse and elegance not often found in the Rhône Valley. This is not your sunbaked, overripe Rhône - the fruit is in perfect balance, and the Syrah in the blend really shows through in the structure. Aged in concrete vats for 8 months.
This generous wine, very fruity, powerful, slightly spicy, has a round and supple finish. In harmony with cheeses: red meats and game.
Producer: Domaine De Durban
Region: Rhône Valley
Varietal: Grenache, Syrah
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