Château La Croix des Pins Gigondas Les Dessous des Dentelles
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La Croix des Pins Gigondas is made from organic Grenache, Syrah & Mourvèdre from 350 metres in the Dentelles. Medium-full with spicy red fruit, cinnamon, roasted wild herbs, meaty notes, fine tannins & good length.
Situated in Mazan, in the district of Vaucluse, Château la Croix des Pins lies between Mont Ventoux and Les Dentelles de Montmirail in an area classified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The history of the estate goes back to the 16th century when the local branch of papal government had headquarters in Carpentras. The prelate built a Tuscan-style residence reflecting the religious influence of Italy and this element of the building is still apparent through its interior chapel dating from this period as well as the mighty pergola composed of 40 pillars made from Crillon stone, leading to a spring flowing under a centenary oak, a perfect spot for prayer and meditation. The domaine has vineyards in Ventoux, Gigondas and Beaumes de Venise. In 1998 the estate was one of the first of the region to be fully certified organic and in 2010 a new team led by Jean-Pierre Valade assumed control with an ambitious brief to raise the wine quality and profile of the estate. Since then the vineyard has been overhauled with new vineyards planted, while inside a new barrel room was installed and alongside the facilities to carry out multiple vinifications of individual parcels. 65% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre from clay-limestone vineyards at 350 metres in the Dentelles. Spicy red fruits, cherry, roast plum cinnamon and roasted wild herbs. Carries the alcohol really well and offers some freshness and vitality alongside savoury, meaty notes, fine, grippy tannins and good length.
|Brand||Château La Croix des Pins|
|Country of Origin||France|
|Grape Variety||Grenache / Syrah / Mourvèdre|
|Main Grape||Grenache / Garnacha|
|Flavour||Ripe & Spicy|