Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas 'Aux Lieux Dits' 2017

$59.99 per single bottle
Size: 750

About This Wine

75% Grenache, 10% Syrah , 13% Mourvèdre , 2% Cinsault. (40 yr old vines).

This cuvee is a reflection of all Santa Duc's locations in Gigondas. The grape varieties of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault are grown on alluvial soils, red and blue clay, as well as marl lime. Each terroir contributes to the overall picture with its character. Typically characterised by fresh fruits and floral aromas, it will develop a bouquet of exotic spices after a few years in the cellar. Aged In casks (foudres) and terracotta jars for 18 months.



Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Grenache Shiraz/Syrah Mourvèdre Cinsault
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Gigondas
Brand Domaine Santa Duc
Vintage 2017

Wines of Rhone Valley

The Rhone wine region is situation in the south of France in the Rhone Valley. The region is split into north and south with distinctively different winemaking styles. In the north, the main grape used is Syrah and is sometimes blended with white varietals. In the south however, reds are a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan and Cinsault. You may be familiar with this sort of blend; in Australia it is labelled GSM.

Wines are produced under various Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) designations. The most prestigious of which is Chateauneuf-du-Pape. You may also have heard of other AOC names such as Gigondas, Hermitage, Lirac, St Joseph. Wines coming from these and other AOCs are all on the higher end of the market.

On the value end we have wines produced in Cotes-du-Rhone AOC. Cotes-du-Rhone often refers to wines made in the Rhone Valley that do not fall under any other AOC, often from the flatter areas around Southern Rhone. However, it also does include the fringes of well-respected northern appellations as well. In terms of volume, a majority of Rhone wine falls under the Cotes-du-Rhone AOC and it offers some of the best value in France and even some first-rate and age-worthy reds.

Full-bodied and flavourful white wine blends are also made in the region. These are typically a combination of Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier.

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World Wine – ‘Lurid violet color. Sexy, spice-accented aromas of raspberry, cherry preserves, incense and succulent flowers, along with a vibrant mineral element build in the glass. Offers concentrated yet lively red berry liqueur, floral pastille and spicecake flavors that stain the palate and display sharp clarity and mineral lift. Finishes with impressive nerviness and cut. Silky tannins frame the wine’s lingering, sweet fruit.’ - Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com

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