Domaine Santa Duc - Gigondas 'Aux Lieux-Dits' 2017


In 1874 the first building was constructed at Domaine Santa Duc. Six generations succeed each other at this top Southern Rhone estate, each adding their own contribution to its development on this terroir of Gigondas that has been renowned since gallo-roman times for its characterful red wines. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Cinsault; the Gras family are committed to bringing out the best in these noble grapes

Aged for 18 months in 36-hectoliter oak Stockinger foudres, and 8-hectoliter terracotta amphorae. Unfined and unfiltered at bottling.

This cuvee reflects all their locations in Gigondas. It gets its character through the connection between eight different vineyards and four typical grape varieties of the Rhône Valley. Alluvial soils, red and blue clay, as well as marl lime, add to the taste and fragrance of this elegant and expressive wine as do the grape varieties of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Each terroir contributes to the overall picture with its character. Typically characterized by fresh fruit and noble, vegetal aromas in its youth, it usually develops a bouquet of exotic spices after a few years of bottle storage.

Country: France

Region: Rhône Valley

Varietal: Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cinsault 

Appellation: Gigondas

Vintage: 2017

Size: 750ml