Domaine De Durban - Gigondas 2021



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

Country: France

Region: Rhône Valley

Varietal: Grenache, Syrah

Appellation: Gigondas

Vintage: 2021

Size: 750ml